Nutshell Miniature Gallery

I began using these doll’s house style installations in order to find creative ways to present my work during covid lockdown. In some traditions a doll’s house was given to a bride as a wedding present to symbolise gaining control over her domain. The first doll’s house exhibition was inspired by historical portraits distinguished by unusual hats, followed by portraits of wedding guests. My interest in crime fiction led me to discover the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (doll’s house-style dioramas created by pioneering forensic scientist Frances Glessner Lee) which inspired further work. The viewer may be intrigued to speculate about what might have happened in each room.

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