The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of all the fun and games! Here at the gallery, we are having all kinds of fun lately with the arrival of the wild and wondrous fair: Teensyland!
|Bumper Cars, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
|Ticket Booth, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
Damien describes the work in his show:
Teensyland: a magical world of fun and excitement that fits in the palm of your hand! Enjoy a hot dog by the pier, witness the expansive view from the top of the Ferris Wheel, or experience an exhilarating ride on the world famous Molecule Mountain! There's something for everyone to enjoy at the worlds tiniest world of wonder..."
|Popcorn, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
|Rick's Pickles, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
|Kiddie Copter, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
The tiniest of details are what make Damien's work so charming and realistic to the point it is hard not to wish you could shrink down to fit inside the Kiddie Copter or Yellow Submarine. It feels so tempting to order a hot dog from the Hot Dog truck where teeny tiny condiment bottles sit waiting on the counter.
|Hot Dog Truck, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
The amount of focus and patience required to capture such detail on a minute scale is almost unfathomable. On his Instagram account Damien provides snapshots of pieces in-progress that offer a glimpse of all the work that goes into creating his miniatures. It's quite fascinating to the beginning stages of some of the pieces!
|Hot Dog Truck, in progress|
|Gravitron, in progress|
|Gravitron, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
|Fortune Teller, in progress|
|Fortune Teller, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
Damien's work is best appreciated in person, so come swing by the gallery to check out the show! We had a lot of fun installing the show , and even used fake grass to help transform the gallery into a mini fun park :)
|Cotton Candy and Popcorn, Mixed Media, Damien Webb|
If you're not able to make it to the gallery, you can view the entire show online here.