Nature Made out of a mixture of many different materials, tile grout, moss, bottle brushes (pine trees) Actual clippings from ground cover and was built on top of standard outdoor patio table (water glass). The sky is canvas painted blue. Coloring was again achieved by shifting white balance.
Aurora Borealis "This one was made by photographing a beam of colored light against a black curtain to achieve the edge effect. The trees were composited from life ( so far the only real life element in any of these images) The stars are simply strobe light through holes in cork board."
Burning Room Made of wood, nylon, plexiglass, purchased dollhouse furniture. The model was actually set on fire to achieve this effect.
Volcano, "Breaking Point" Made of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. This model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.
Paprika Mars Made of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoal.
Tornado Made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss Matthew Albanese