Remember the days and nights spend to finish up the model of your model. Model making requires a lot of hard work, sweat, and sleepless nights… If you know what I mean, you will appreciate Henry Kupjack’s Miniature Rooms. I had a chance to see and appreciate his work at Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Kupjack creates tiny, fascinating worlds, complete in every detail.
Henry Kupjack says that Miniature Rooms was affected largely by his experiences and childhood imaginations. ‘Miniature Rooms’ deeply affect visitors of all ages differently. In these rooms, visitors can find traces of their own lives, experiences, histories, and cultures. Each room creates a feeling of looking inside from a TV screen. Yet, Kupjack’s rooms are so real, that you feel as if you are in the room.
From the photos, it is really difficult to realize whether the rooms are miniatures or actual sizes. The success of the setting depends on how strongly the details reflect reality. He uses 1 inch for 1 foot; on a scale of 1:12.
As to the mesmerizing effect of miniatures, Kupjack muses, “There’s an innocence about them. It’s like playing with a toy when you were a child, and you fill in whatever’s missing to make a little world of your own.”
All the rooms are different from each other. They are all worth seeing in person.
By the way, Rahmi M. Koç Museum is a historic building that is a museum by itself. I will write about the building in a different post. Café du Levant is a great place to take a break and relax, and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. It has an authentically Parisian brasserie atmosphere.