This stunning underwater scene is made of wax, jelly beans, and toothpaste

Matthew Albanese specializes in photo trickery, sculpting detailed dioramas out of everything from garbage bags to jelly beans and lighting them in such a way that they look like natural landscapes. He's built the surface of Mars from charcoal and paprika, turned ostrich feathers into weeping willows, and captured a… »9/09/12 8:00pm

In elementary school, these eerie dioramas would've won you a trip to the child psychiatrist

We tend to stereotype dioramas as two shoebox lids crudely rubber-cemented today, but these miniature scenes here transcend base macaroni art. French sculptor Marc Giai-Miniet crafts tiny tableaus that are equal parts beautiful, industrial, and unnerving. If you look carefully, you can find scant signs of (doll) life,… »8/08/12 5:30pm