Have you ever discovered something and thought, how did I not know about this? Well, I have! And Little People in the City by Slinkachu is one of those things. Last night I was perusing some art books at the bookstore, when I came across Slinkachu's book and found myself mesmerized and laughing out loud.
Slinkachu is a British artist who has been working on his "Little People" project since 2006. He uses modified model train set characters and places them in on the street, creating mini environments that mimic real-life scenarios.
He says of his work:
"It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works."
I'm fascinated with "Little People" and hope you will be, too!
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