Miniature Cardboard Reconstructions of Vintage Stardust Motels Around the World

Australian artist Anna Carey, who we learned about on Faith is Torment, uses photography, sculpture, drawing, and film to reconstruct iconic Stardust motels across America and her home country. The detailed models have an uncanny sensibility.

“The camera lens magnifies the model with all its imperfections and reminds the viewer that the photograph has been constructed with a miniature materialized object,” Carey writes on her website. “This creates a [disorienting] experience for the viewer which opens up an imaginative space for one to pause and reflect on their own experiences embedded within the familiar spaces.”

Wes Anderson would take up residence in Carey’s vintage cardboard world.