Deep

Deep cracks split my screen
Spiderweb streaks with rainbow bands
Flashing cursor hovering hands
Type a wordless dream

Rolling rumbling wash
Spurting spraying with the rhythmic beeps
Tick and creak as the house speaks
Sudden gusts rush push

Bubbling Beery belch
Stomach's creaks of indigestion
Bitter liquid's mouth connection
Dark brown leather couch

Plucked tissue paper
Forced expulsion nasal gust
Dim glowing of hearth's fiery rust
Eyelid visions caper

Grasp another log
Clanging the fire door bangs shut
Gasp of air fire licks the cut
Words creap from mind's fog

Muted rumble and pop
Flames dance wild and crazy
Air draws quick lifted eyes lazy
Crushed cushions prop

Noisy calmness oozes
Stretched out in comfort reclined
Restless writing the mood defined
Author swills sips boozes

Snap crack cans tab detached
Fiddled twiddled with sharp metal
Twixt lips press deep stare settles
Font dries as well is matched

Miniature

Miniature

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What makes us so attracted to miniatures?

Thinking about miniature items, one might consider this small minded, but it prompted me to walk around my home and see how many miniature things I own.  I was surprised at how many I found. They are all around the house. From the miniature Buddha that lives on my bedside table to the various other miniature animals, figures and toys that occupy our home.

Do we like miniatures because they satisfy our yearning for possession of physical objects or does it have more to do with their figurative symbolism? Our instincts as humans over aeons have taught us to gather and hoard for our survival. We now also collect a huge array of useless items that give us great pleasure.

Miniaturisation has captured the imaginations of humans for centuries some ancient examples include the incredibly detailed miniature artworks of the Persians and Ottomans.

Illuminated single leaf, Coutiers at a reception of Shah Abbas I, Walters Art Museum ms. W.691

We love to create smaller versions of all sorts of things from household ornaments to buildings to gardens, animals and miniaturised trees. Sometimes they are simply models but they can also be fully functional. The opposite, creating larger versions seems cumbersome and more of a novelty.

Often miniaturisation increases efficiency. This is particularly true for technology, where miniaturisation of storage and computing capabilities have led to many technological revolutions. Examples include computers, mobile phones, wearable tech and drones.

We are also embracing the miniature in our dwellings by constructing tiny homes. This makes practical sense with our growing population.

I am sure we will see miniaturisation on the nano scale accelerating in the near future. The possibilities seem endless for its application.

Here are some interesting examples:

  • Tablet cameras you swallow to film your digestions.
  • Miniature railways for a fanciful ride
  • Model figures to wage miniature wars
  • Miniature drones to fly around your lounge
  • Lego bricks and figures to make miniature structures
  • Miniature foods
  • Tiny landscapes with miniature plants and bonsai trees
  • Miniature horses and other animals
  • Voodoo dolls to inflict remote torture
  • Miniaturised songs into musical moments

Here are some pictures. I hope you enjoyed the miniature journey.

$2200 SGD Capsule (Pill) camera... PillCam® SB

P1180709 Miniature Railway ..18.05.14

MiniatureHorse

miniature figures

2015-01-13 (13/365) Uh-oh!

Lego Adventures-1

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Dollhouse Bakery - Miniature Food

meine pfälzer modelleisenbahn: dernbach

Bonsai

Hellphonse - adopté par Owen

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