Sally Mann (American, b. 1951)
Startled Eyes, 2004
©Sally Mann/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery
Marc Giai-Miniet is a French artist who makes creepy and fascinating dioramas that tend to feature reproductions of human organs, crime scenes, submarines in basements and wait for it … libraries.
The miniature tableaus are terrific examples of art’s ability to transform seemingly predictable, mundane scenarios into absurd, freakish, and beautiful visual experiences.
Giai-Miniet’s libraries are detailed and striking, replete with book cover art, author names, and identifiable typography. Occasionally a diorama’s title will conjure a loose narrative, an obscure starting point from which the viewer might further consider the art via
Tree of Life Filip Aura Mensl (2014)
I don’t know who I am but you know life is for learning