Vertical Dwellings Nestle into the Floating Miniature Landscapes of Rosa de Jong
December 29, 2020
Suspended within Rosa de Jong』s simple wooden frames are miniature dwellings that climb the steep, rocky terrain. Stilt houses, tents, and exceptionally tall ladders form the idyllic environments that are surrounded by faux moss, minuscule trees, and generally rugged topography. Once assembled, the enchanting scenes appear to float in the open air or within the vertical enclosures of test tubes.
Based in Amsterdam, de Jong (previously) shares with Colossal that she hopes to incorporate water-rooted plants and crystals into future projects. 「I feel like a huge part of my work is how I frame things—let』s see if I am able to frame these inspiring natural elements,」 she says, noting that the actual boxes are hand-crafted by her father.
Follow de Jong』s latest miniatures, which include studies of artificial moon rocks, on Behance and Instagram.
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