Would you even notice these tiny urban artworks?

275x250.jpg If you live in London you should be careful where you tread… because you could inadvertently crush one of these fantastic tiny artworks.

That's because an artist called Slinkachu places 1:87 scale installations of little people in real world locations and reacting with their comparably giant surroundings.

He says the little sculptures represent the way in which many city-dwellers feel overwhelmed by the urban environment and that passers-by should empathise with their vulnerability.

But the guerrilla artist - who takes photos of them in situation - rarely hangs around to see how people react… which probably is a good job, because we which we may have accidentally trodden one one.
275x250.jpg Slinkachu says he has been abandoning his remodelled and painting miniature model train set characters since 2006. "It is both a street art installation project and a photography project," he said.

"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."

An exhibition of Slinkachu’s work is currently being shown at Andipa Gallery in London where he has reversed his usual process by seemingly uprooting paving stones and parts of pavements and taking them into the gallery.
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