Welcome to Diorama Rabbit. Here, I invite you to explore the various diorama and architectural imaginings
I have done over the years, inculding works in progress.
I began interest in dioramas as early as kindergarten, back in my old Public school P.S 214K To me, there
was something interesting in trying to make a slice of a small world, in a common shoe box. Years later, it would broaden
into a love and appreciation for architecture, history, theatre arts, and museum diorama. Ironically, none of which
was open to me during my artistic and working career.
My first adult foray into such things which is comically referred to as "scrapbooking for men", began with
my perpetual love for toys. The realization that I have always imagined adventures for my toys, whether they were an
inch high Robin Hood, or a foot high G.I.JOE. Having an artistic background and education, my play as a child and imaginings
as an adult were fueled with the ability to turn household discard and old boxes, into visual and functional sets for my figures.
No longer was I limited to a living room couch or bunk underbed for a cave; the family library for a mountain pass, or the
windowsill plants for a jungle. I set out to fashion with my talents all manner of architectural and environmental terrain,
to bring my adventures to life.
Luckily for me, the world of Fantasy Adventure and Historical Gaming gave rise to numerous and unbelievable opportunities
to hone and explore my creative endeavors. Even though I was not technically a "gamer", I have created worlds and environs
for those that are, because for me it was very easy and interesting to flesh out a facet of one's imagination, or a slice
The Fantasy and Historical gaming experience aside, there was also the most wonderful and interesting exposure
through toy customization, and the great community of those that have redefined the diorama with what is an entirely new word
and creation, the "diostory". No longer the static definition of miniatures set against a painted background with a
modicum of terrain, these new pioneers are creating visual novellas. Poignant stories, and in some cases, award
winning animation to delight and entertain both web and film audiences. Some do so in a visual comic book format, others,
through the time proven art of stop motion animation. All, with elaborately creative sets, industry worthy special effects,
and stories truly worthy of public reading, have created an entirely new genre, if you will. They have created or redefined
histories, canon, and fantasy, in an incredibly detailed visual way. I am honored and humbled to have been included
and a part of that, and hope to continue.
I thank you for visiting Diorama Rabbit, and hope you enjoy the site. For the curious, the reason it is "Rabbit"
is purely nonsensical. It was a birth nickname reinforced by a peculiar nasal muscle dexterity.