The miniature sculptures by UK-born artist John Dilnot are an ode to birds and cartography. These beautiful art pieces are a symbol of endless journeys and animal freedom, as they feature birds flying across maps and natural history books.
These dioramas are gracefully framed in wooden boxes, which give each piece a solid skeleton. Dilnot takes diverse objects like maps, books and tree branches and clipped illustrations of wild winged friends like owls, butterflies, woodpeckers and many more avian species. The result is fascinating as he arranges, in some of his boxes, the birds flying above the maps, giving the idea to audiences of an infinite trip.
Intriguing and gorgeous, the dioramas by John Dilnot are metaphorical representations of life.