Fetch Him Back! Let Him Not Go!
A séance or seance is an attempt to communicate with spirits.
Fetch Him Back! Let Him Not Go! is my first diorama.
I started experimenting with ideas and techniques in 2011, and this very first scene was completed in 2015.
I finally found the look I wanted.
The scene is a gathering of characters performing a seance, using a Spirit Trumpet as their tool to communicate with ghosts.
The first version. A cosy teaparty playing with a ouijaboard.
I turned it into a serious seance.
At the tailor
The fabrics I used for making the outfits were mainly cut from clothes after my grandparents.
A pair of striped suspenders make great trousers. Using vintage fabrics and lace is essential. The clothes need to have a history.
Creating miniature art
Drawing, painting in oil or watercolors… Then creating the frames, often using old belt buckles or pieces of jewellery
Wetplates by Julie Loen
When I started on my first diorama, I didn’t think I would ever be able to create all the things I would need. But as time has gone by, my skills have improved. I am now creating everything in the dioramas.
I have decided to keep the first ones as they are and not change things. I find it interesting to see the evolution of my work.
However, I have changed two things in this first diorama: The fireplace, and the painting hanging over it.
The new painting. Eggoil tempera on canvas 10×10 cm.
A Tragedy in New York
Once upon a time this little mouse traveled with me to New York to meet my friends. One of their cats caught her, and we found the mouse later that night, in a very sad condition. Back in Norway, she went through polymer clay surgery and some arm and leg reconstruction. A visit to the tailor, and she could return to her seance.
Victorian spirit trumpets