I was hesitant at first about the diorama concept, but I think all of hesitations are unfounded and are merely obstacles that I must be willing to overcome and work through.
At this point, I am ready to go all out to build these narrative dioramas that suggest a voyage and return style journey of a small child through a surreal, exotic dream world. Many sculptural elements in the scenes will be built digitally, then rapid prototyped. Much of the scenery will be built the way a miniature railroad builder or military diorama artist would work. Backgrounds may be painted (for open environments) or self-containing (for interiors).
I am trying to ask myself a lot of the "why? how?" kinds of questions, for both the concept and form of the project.
These questions include:
-What advantages does a diorama have?
-Why is the story I want to tell important, at all?
-Why do I have to work with digital media?
-How will building dioramas prepare me for a future career???
I have some of the answers, but still much more to consider....
The number one advantage/ reason to execute my project this way? The idea of surreal dioramas always gets me excited and I don't think I'll ever get bored or grow weary of it....