Miniature Landscapes Encapsulated within Steamer Trunks

For her series of works titled "Travelling Landscapes", artist Kathleen Vance created miniature landscapes inside weathered steamer trunks and vintage travelling cases. Displaced elements indicative of nature are presented in partially opened cases, as to not fully expose the delicateness of what is contained within. Via her website, "The illusion of life and growth, illuminated within, reflects the desire to capture a part of nature untouched by humans. Used as a mediation device between the lush pastoral scenes contained within and the harsh actuality of their physical surroundings, the trunks and cases elicit visions of travel, preciousness and possession."

Find out more about Kathleen's work here.