Through the Diorama Glass: Inception

My mind often wanders (and wonders) when wrapped in the surreal silence of an after hours museum. One of my favorite things about the AMNH drawing sessions was being part of this “secret” world and Pat’s many anecdotes about our friends in the many dioramas. I started seeing them step out from behind the glass to live out their second lives in different nooks and crannies of this beautiful museum. I decided it might be fun to document their revelry as a series of drawings. Around that time, Pat approached me about possibly having a show at the NYPL that her husband Maceo (another amazing artist) manages. This was how the “Through the Diorama Glass” series came to be formalized. I'll post some process sketches and thoughts behind each piece in the coming week.