Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Itty Bitty Sculpture, Photography and Animation

My friend Jan pointed me towards Steve Tomashek’s Miniature Menagerie.

Steve carves these really clever itty bitty animals and various odd critters and then with his friend Glenn Gordon, they set the animals in miniature domestic settings that not only show the truly tiny scale of the animals in a witty way but create visual puns and show a gentle, subtle sense of humor that really lifts your spirits.

Gordon writes about Steve's process, describing his simple, portable tools, his methods and people's reactions to the finished pieces. Steve gives honest advice about how to start carving.
Steve plans to move soon from Minnesota to Germany, where he has many fans. We wish him much luck with all of his endeavors, and look forward to more gentle wit from this talented artist.


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