Friday, January 22, 2010


Sir Lancelot: Look, my liege!
[trumpets play a fanfare as the camera cuts briefly to the sight of a majestic castle]
King Arthur: [in awe] Camelot!
Sir Galahad: [in awe] Camelot!
Sir Lancelot: [in awe] Camelot!
Patsy: [derisively] It's only a model!
King Arthur: Shh!
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Matthew Albanese's Strange Worlds series features meticulously constructed small-scale models of tornadoes (using steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss), the surface of Mars (made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoal) and many other ultra-realistic landscapes. The one pictured above is called "Volcano (Breaking Point)", and was made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink and is illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs. (via Neatorama)

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