Inspiration: Thomas Doyle

Inspiration: Thomas Doyle

Jessica Tata
Sep 14, 2009

It is Art, Craft and Collections Month here at Apartment Therapy, and we've been waiting for the chance to feature the amazing works of Thomas Doyle. Terrariums have been all the rage in the home design world for a while, but Doyle takes an eerie turn with his mixed-media constructions...

Doyle is a featured artist on Booooooom!, one of our favorite sites dedicated to fostering dialogue and activity about art, design, and music. Doyle's personal website features the artwork from his three main series, Distillation, Reclamations and Bearings. Each series includes amazing constructions of strange and dark situations done in 1:43 scale or smaller. The strange and intense dioramas that Doyle creates are often displayed in bell jars or enclosed terrarium settings. "By sealing the works in this fashion, I hope to distill the debris of human experience down to single, fragile moments." We love the work, and have spent quite a while exploring Doyle's world of unexpected scenes caught under glass.

Images:
1 "Acceptable losses," 2008. Mixed media, 16 x 13.5 inches diameter.

2 "Courier," 2007. Mixed media, 12.5 x 14 inches diameter. (detail)

3 "Courier," 2007. Mixed media, 12.5 x 14 inches diameter.

4 "The reprisal," 2006. Mixed media, 10 x 12 inches diameter. (detail)

5 "The reprisal," 2006. Mixed media, 10 x 12 inches diameter.

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