Why Miniatures? Part 4 – Marwencol & Toy Place

"This is how I work on patience. This is how I work on dexterity." Why Miniatures parts 1 through 3, can be viewed all together as a website page here. Why are we so fascinated with miniatures? What makes miniatures useful in artistic work? In this 'Why Miniatures' series, we explore these ideas through quotes from various... Continue Reading →

Why Miniatures? Part 3 – On Longing

"The inanimate toy repeats the still life's theme of arrested life, the life of the tableau. But once the toy becomes animated, it initiates another world, the world of the daydream." Why Miniatures part 1, part 2. Why are we so fascinated with miniatures? What makes miniatures useful in artistic work? In this 'Why Miniatures'... Continue Reading →

Why Miniatures? Part 2 – The Poetics of Space

"But the causality of smallness stirs all our senses..." Why Miniatures part 1, can be viewed as an image based blog post here, or a text based website page here. Why are we so fascinated with miniatures? What makes miniatures useful in artistic work? In this 'Why Miniatures' series, we explore these ideas through quotes from... Continue Reading →

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