To make a diorama, one needs an artistic vision, unlimited patience and a penchant for controlling small decorative objects.

While many of us have had to make one of these petite 3D models for school, our poorly crafted papier-mâché volcanos with glitter glue don’t compare with the professionally made dioramas below.

Strange Worlds by Matthew Albanese

Strange Worlds is a set of hyperrealistic miniature worlds that highlight the beauty of nature and the skill of the artist’s handiwork.

Matthew Albanese

“Wildfire” is one of Albanese’s Strange World pieces.

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