April 1, 2010

Okay, so it comes to no surprise (to anyone in the arts and education) to see miniature people from model shops being used in art work. In fact, sometimes it gets to be really redundant. Sure, they’re small and cute, but then what? Why? Then this weekend my mom (who is not an artist but is curious by nature and has an amazingly open and creative mind!) showed me this book “Little People in the City” by Slinkachu (UK based artist). The images/installations are hilarious and contemplative with the perfect blend of cleverness and commentary on urban life and its dwellers.These tiny lives parallel our own (indeed, they are set-up in and around the city), and give us a chance to not only notice something small but make us take a closer look at our surroundings and actions.