I've just been rereading 'The Miniaturist' - a gripping tale set in 17th century Amsterdam, about a young woman who is given a dolls house. As the story unravels, she is given figures and objects for the house by a mysterious miniaturist which foretell what will happen to her and her family.
Several years ago I made a painting about my mother's cousin entitled 'Fools Gold'. I used a dolls house to hint at the strange, claustrophobic world in which he lived.
You can see the painting in my PRINTS FOR SALE page on my website and the dolls house on my Facebook page. Though I don't claim any magical powers!