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Slinkachu - The Little People Project (2006-10)

Artist’s statement:

The Little People Project started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place, photograph and leave on the street. 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 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.”

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via ahitsangela-deactivated20140723)