My friend Stacy shared these ring box dioramas. They're so unusual. Kind of disturbing, but packed with details.
I'd like to try something similar with Altoid tins.
Tawlst, the artist, hails from Toronto. He says:
The idea for this series of miniature dioramas came about when a street vendor in Paris handed him an antique ring box and told him “I want to see what you make with this.” Talwst created a scene of a figure emerging from the sea and has been creating tiny scenes ever since.
The antique nature of the ring boxes he uses, as well as subtle details used in his tiny dioramas, help drive home his focus on history; “I want the viewer to open the box and feel they have been transported to another world,” he told the Guardian.