Miniatures had always fascinated me. The amount of work that people invest in creating them, and the level of details that go into it, is mind blowing. Miniature artist are mini gods, they can literally create whole worlds, in a small scale, but still, something whole and complete. Thus is the case with Caroline McFarlane-Watts from Los Angeles, California. When I first stumbled upon her work, I immediately fell in love with it. Caroline’s work reminded me of my all time favorite movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I watched that movie, like… a gazillion times. Miniatures stop-motion is, as far as I’m concerned, pure magic. and the people who deal with that form of art, are ones we should all admire.
All of Caroline’s miniatures are completely hand-sculpted. Over the years she got so good at what she does, that each miniature she creates looks extremely realistic. Unless you have some kind of real objects in the scene, you can’t tell that her creations are miniatures. The attention to details that goes into her creations are what makes the effect so real. It make her miniatures come to life. Caroline creates a whole array of dollhouse miniatures: Foods, cakes with candles, various french pastries and small furniture. In addition to miniature objects, she also creates stunning characters and magical fantasy creatures. Some of her characters look so vivid and real, that you wish they could come to life, so you can talk with them.
Caroline created her first miniature when she was only 9 years old. Her remarkable ability earned her the privilege for a 3 years scholarship in art school as a child. There, she got to improve her natural born talent. As an adult, she continued on with her studies, and got a film degree at the Royal Holloway, University of London and later a Film Certificate at UCLA, Southern California. Right after graduation, she started working in the film industry.Nowadays she is also working on her own movie.
Caroline work was featured in several magazines. In 2004 she founded Tall Tales Productions that focus on creating whimsical family entertainment. All the life cycle of creation is done in-house by Caroline and her team, from the initial idea up to the final miniature design.
If you like to see more of her amazing work, or want to purchase any of her miniatures, you can find them in 2 of her Etsy shops: Hummingbird Miniatures (for dollhouse related objects) and Pixie Dust Miniatures (for more of her fantasy miniatures).
All of the images on this post are the property of Caroline McFarlane-Watts and her sites.