Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Abandoning Little People On The Streets Since 2006

I think it was about 5 years ago that I first came across this artist and I have no recollection as to how. Since then I've popped along to his blog every so often and thought I'd share some of my favourites from a certain aspect of his work.

Via the guise Slinkachu, the artist runs The Little People Project. The concept? Creating miniature 'realities' in inner-city areas using model train people. Often these installations will make a comment on society or reflect on everyday incidents in 'real life' and will then be left in place.

Paddington Doorway - 2006

Coke - 2007
An installation from the Eleven exhibition at Leonard St Gallery in London, the £5 had to be replaced twice and then the whole thing got swiped (including the cornflower!)

Life As We Know It - 2008
Installation for the Trespass Alliance Show

Bingo Hall - 2009
Installation for Tunnel 228, an art/theatre show run by The Old Vic and Punch Drunk held within old disused tunnels under Waterloo Station

 Glory -2010

The Last Resort - 2011

Since the little people tend to pop up in London, keep your eyes peeled next time you're making the daily commute - if you take a second to look down you don't know what Little People you might find.

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