My Inspiration for this project came from a New York Times  Article I once read on the newspaper one time. Although I don’t remember the date, I remember the topic. It was about the versatile use of miniature-style art, and how they can be used as a nice piece to look at.
It always interested me that these prototypes for new cities, parks, and so on can be viewed as a delicate piece of artwork, even though the initial intent was to demonstrate a design or idea. I wondered about what they do with those pieces after a project has been completed. The picture on the right demonstrates the same concept, but for more upcycling/decorative purposes.
I came across a video showing the style or aesthetic of the type of art I am describing. The video below shows an a miniature version of New York, which took several hundred workers 3 years to replicate.
I started out by finding a broken wooden-style bluetooth speaker I had. I took out the holes, and began constructing my little city. My original idea was to have the spaces in between the trees and the skyscraper to be used to attach an old radio to it and hook it up to the back. However, I could not get the circuitry to work correctly. Attached below are the pictures of the process.
After all of these processes, I put everything together. The idea of this (even though it’s different from the original intent) is to have a decorative piece to have around my room and update the headlines periodically to something random. The final product was difficult to reach because I used superglue for most of it, and it left things hard to handle. Below is the result of all of this. I think it turned out well given the materials used and the turnaround time I had.