At least once in our childhood school years, most of us were assigned a project which involved creating a shoebox diorama. But what if the diorama was in miniature - smaller than a shoebox? And what if it was wildly creative - rice harvesting on an electronic board, for example?
You'd have to look to the Japanese artist, Tatsuya Tanaka, for such charming and incredible scenes. Since 2011, Tatsuya has been doing just this: taking a close look at common objects (and foods) and developing incredibly small dioramas.
And now, his creations are part of what he calls a Miniature Calendar - a diorama a day. “Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once,” writes Tatsuya of his “Miniature Calendar” project. “Broccoli and parsley might sometimes look like a forest, or the tree leaves floating on the surface of the water might sometimes look like little boats.“
Consider him an art director, a designer - and an artist who in 2013 had a solo exhibition of these marvelous pieces of work. But each and every calendar day, you can visit his website for a new, fresh, and certainly amazing scene. Visit Miniature Calendar and see for yourself!
You can follow him on Facebook, and also on Instagram. You can even by his book at Amazon. Like me, you'll be delighted and astounded by the amazing and endless variety of his creations. I hope he continues this for many years to come!
All photos by Tatsuya Tanaka.