Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz are geniuses at creating beautiful but tragic stories. What you once thought was playful and innocent is actually a world of chaos; lone wanderers survey the frigid landscape, people and creatures exhibit unnatural tendencies and ill-defined crimes are committed. These imaginary worlds and events will shock you into believing that this world is more cold than we think; where every man is out for himself.
Like fairy tales or dreams, the tiny tableaus work as psychological metaphors: specifically, a stage everyone is bound to enter when life has lost its warmth and promise, at which point finding a new way becomes desperately urgent. They speak to isolation and environment, cause and effect, connection and disconnection on individual, global, and ideological levels all within the confines of a snow globe (Travelers) or on landscape panoramas (Islands).
Mayhem and chaos in snow globes