Bulgarian artist Ognyan Stefanov combines his job as an aviation photographer with an equally high practice of making lavish architectural miniatures that soar high in the air. One of his creations is this utopian village with the aptly named “Skyville”, which was conceived as a self-sufficient enclave with shops, farms and gardens, a library and a few houses, including the main house with the individually tiled pitched roof. Perched on top of a barred tower, the heavily sculptured city was designed to mimic real functionality with a water drainage system, pulleys, and walkways rising from level to level.
The 60 pound model was made at a 1/87 scale, 36 by 16 inches, and lasted two years. It’s a mix of wooden stirrers, popsicles, and photo-etching techniques. Every scene is designed with meticulous details, from luxurious interiors with a chandelier, wrought-iron bed frame, and framed artwork, to architectural elements like wooden beams and circular windows. Even the tiny characters seem to be in the middle of a task.
Check out Stefanov’s side Dedicated to “Skyville” to see the ongoing work and further glimpses of the richly decorated interior.
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