Australian artist Kendal Murray uses everyday objects, moss and tiny toy figures to create magical miniature worlds. Her mixed media sculptures turn purses, mirrors, and teapots into lush natural settings filled with daydreams and fantasies. Hit the jump to check out some of her most amazing works!
Murray’s pieces showcase a range of playful and dramatic scenarios charged with symbolic meaning. By looking closely at these dreamscapes we can spot children playing with boats in a pond, someone climbing a tree, people kissing in a field and others exploring the natural surroundings. Glass teapots, grass-covered purses, mirrored makeup compacts and open books are all used to create tiny staged scenarios.
Suspended in time and space, Murray’s miniature artworks are about her own dreams, memories and experiences. She states, “The idea of creating these miniature works came from dream states and how we are able to play with our own identity, to play with different roles we take on in our dream state. So the miniature works serve as a metaphor for intuitive thoughts.”
Photos by Kendal Murray