An article caught my eye in the Evening Standard last week, ‘With no onward chain and complete with period features highlighted by an award-winning artist, these homes would have estate agents licking their lips but for ...
An article caught my eye in the Evening Standard last week, ‘With no onward chain and complete with period features highlighted by an award-winning artist, these homes would have estate agents licking their lips but for one small problem — none of them are above one metre high.’ They were talking about the collection of 150 dolls houses, collected over more than 20 years by Turner Prize-winner Rachel Whiteread, which have been permanently housed by the V&A Museum of Childhood.
There’s something fascinating about anything in miniature – having a tiny domestic world in your hands is a powerful thing for a child and, in fact, for adults too. There are artists who specialise in creating tiny scenes so, this week, I am in the mood for miniature worlds.
By sculptor, Kendal Murray
Married couple Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida bring us Minimiam – a world of food related puns.
They are not the only couples inspired by food – this beach scene is by Antonio Magliocchetti and Stefano Adorinni.
Thomas Doyle’s miniature artworks are about dreams, memories and awkward sensations. Often sealed within a glass bell or bubble, they portray homes that have gone through some kind of natural disaster. Within the catastrophic landscapes, small human figures can be seen dealing with the situation, leaving with a few belongings, or approaching the dramatic scene.
This scene is by artist William Kass,
as is this one.
Kurt Moses also takes us into a weird and wonderful world with just a few deft moves out of the ordinary.
There’s no trickery or even photoshopping involved – just an imaginative eye.
And lastly, The Pothole Gardener, who highlights the state of our roads by creating mini gardens and scene in all those places in our roads which could do with being mended. But then we wouldn’t have his wonderful little interventions!
Hope you have enjoyed a few out of this world moments on our moodboard today.