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Jim Doran Creates Tiny Layered Illustrated Scenes in Found Objects

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 13, 2011 • References: jimdoran.net and neatorama
Dioramas are blowing up on the art scene lately, making it harder to create something truly original, but Jim Doran does this with ease. He creates stunning mini-illustrations that he then places in found objects such as watches, tuna cans and ring boxes. He does seem to have a particular affinity towards Altoids tin boxes.

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Jim Doran is a web developer. Yet, clearly he has another calling with these mind-boggling dioramas. According to Doran, his mission is to “put ideas inside of other objects.” He achieves that by illustrating tiny pen and ink scenes and then layering them in tiny objects that show the tiny scale of his work.