This project of the little villa nightmare (based on Michel Ende's novel «The Night of Wishes» ) was my personal introduction to model making. In this project I tried for the first time to work with different materials in combination, I cast plaster walls and glued them with cardboard, formed grape stems into bushes and sunk them into Styrodur, soaked layers of bird sand in glue, in short: I tried out everything I could think of to finally realize - quite much of that wild mixtures work!
More and more ideas for small details came up and so the project, originally intended as a test run, turned into a rather atmospheric work, which I still like very much.
For this first model I was inspired by one of my personal favourite books: The Night of Wishes (Or the Satanarchaeolidealcohellish Notion Potion) by Michael Ende. You can have a glance at the genesis of the small Villa Nightmare here. All others can visit the gallery below.