Patrick Jacobs Creates Lush Miniature Scenes with Infinite Depth

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 4, 2013 • References: & visualnews
Patrick Jacobs gives people a unique glimpse of the natural world through tiny portholes. As though part of an elaborate magic spell worthy of the 'Harry Potter' franchise, a pristine white art gallery has been periodically punctured with these portholes that show off nature-inspired dioramas of secret gardens, lush forests and more.

Born in California and based in Brooklyn, New York, Patrick Jacobs' miniature scenes look incredibly realistic. To enhance the eye-height view of the little settings, Patrick Jacobs uses small glass lens window with a negative focal length. As though peering through a common apartment door peep-hole, the foreshortened perspective gives the impression that his worlds have an infinite depth, thus encouraging the viewer to exercise his or her equally vast imagination whilst looking through. Stats for Porthole Diorama Exhibits Trending: Older & Chilly
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