“Abandoning Little People on the Streets since 2006” is the project’s slogan, which is pretty mysterious and intriguing… but when you begin exploring this little blog, The Little People Project, the adorable art and photography that take the miniature figures around the world is captivating and you can soon lose a good couple of hours trawling through the archives at all the small and fantastic scenes!
Slinkachu’s work involves taking teeny model train set characters and creating scenes out on the street that could easily be missed by an oblivious passer-by. He wants to highlight the anonymity of city-dwellers and how big cities can breed loneliness and melancholy amongst the hundreds of inhabitants. His street installations are an attempt to encourage the public to be more aware of their surroundings and evoke empathy to the tiny people. A great way to try and spread awareness of the way a city can dominate the people who make it up, which could get pretty lonely and oppressive! These little scenes are too damn sweet but with a strong and important message about a problem that exists in every city in every country around the world. A problem that can easily be overlooked when you’re too busy with your own day-to-day activities.
The last Kiss
However, despite the theme of being lost and overwhelmed, humour is featured strongly making the photography incredibly cute!
So far, he has done installations in London, Manchester, Stavanger (Norway), Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Athens, Marrakech and Grottaglie in Italy, and a huge list of galleries that stock his work. By traveling around the globe, he has observed people by sitting in coffee shops and watching the news with a sketchbook in hand to doodle his imagination away in.
“Mail Order“: Gorky Park area, Moscow, Russia
“Worst Wurst“: Stuttgart, Germany
He also dabbled with the Inner City Snail back in 2008. Equally as amazing.
So keep an eye out for any teeny tiny scenes or pimped up snails in your city, or just bear in mind the message Slinkachu is trying to convey. Adorable but powerful, what more could you want from street art installation that travels all around the world!