Dioramas are some of the most challenging of subject matters when it come to design and format. What make this art form interesting to both viewer and artist are the details that bring together a moment in time. I learned this years ago with my first two wood creations when exhibiting in a group show at South Street Seaport in the early '90s.
The subjects that caught the attention of the general public (and news media) was a biblical diorama of Christ calming a fierce sea in the boat with his Apostles. The second was just as dramatic -the subject being whalers under the flapping flukes of a great sperm whale. That piece was titled "Judgement Call".
With the reception that was received at South Street; it was my initiation into the maritime arts.