Friday, February 25, 2011

BEAUTY: Art--Slinkachu

The London artist who goes by the single, enigmatic name of Slinkachu sculpts miniature--and I mean miniature--people and photographs his creations in site specific, full scale settings. I love how he photographs the figures close up, and then gradually farther away until we get the full effect. The results are comical but also vaguely disturbing. His photos are imbued with a sense of concern for these tiny hapless people who could be stepped on, squashed or run over at any moment... and by extension, we see ourselves reflected in these oblivious, wee folks surrounded by a larger, dangerous and invisible--to them--world. In the grand scheme of things, we are as small and helpless as these tiny figures, surrounded by larger elements, never knowing what might step on us, squash us or run us over.

Top to bottom: The Last Resort; The Sights; Spilt Milk; Background Noise

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