The piece is a kind of book report. What I might have made when I was in elementary school if I could have figured out how to assemble the materials and then physically construct the wild ideas floating around in my head. That was a consistent problem in my school years. I was always disappointed in my creative work because it didn't look anything like that mental picture.
Maybe it's therapy, maybe it's just weird, but when this idea came to mind, I decided to make it reality. A diorama to show how Tammet experiences the number nine. I worked on this piece, off and on, from May to September, and I'm pleased with it.
The plastic case is from my birthday cake. The base was covered with "grass" and "rocks" mail-ordered from a model train company. I poured a resin river and placed a tiny, plastic man in the middle of the park. He looks up to the number nine, cut from a cyanotype, or sun print, of dandelion seeds from my yard.
This one-of-a-kind diorama is for sale in my shop, for the low, low, price of $30 plus shipping. Yours for a song.