Lisa Wood’s Curiosities
Lisa Wood is the friend of a friend: my compadré Fernando Aguayo-Garcia who lives and works in San Francisco. While she and I have never met, our shared love of the imaginative diorama unites us. As a child, dioramas were a favourite pastime for me. Scenes that involved my plastic dinosaur collection were especially treasured. I had no hesitation bringing some outdoor elements into the scenes either: moss, leaves, pinecones and maybe a caterpillar or two! When I first saw Lisa’s curious dioramas, which create wondrous worlds inhabited by personified (albeit dead) bugs, I knew we were kindred spirits. Lisa, who lives in California, painstakingly creates each scenario posing real insects with miniature models and natural objects, and then encases each in a wood and glass enclosure. You can see more of Lisa’s work on her Facebook site, or buy her Blurb Book, Insects at Home, which features some of her best creations. Below are five of them.