Working with the delicate themes of anguish, fear and bliss, NYC-based artist Thomas Doyle creates miniature worlds that teeter on the brink of catastrophe. The pieces in Doyle's 1:43 scale series feature demolished, buried and over-the-edge houses, pristine green landscapes, and tiny human figures. Domestic yet catastrophic, these intricate miniature worlds reminds us the power of nature and how small we really are.
Suspended in time and space, Thomas Doyle’s miniature artworks are about dreams, memories and awkward sensations. Often sealed within a glass bell or bubble, they portray homes that have gone through some kind of natural disaster. Within the catastrophic landscapes, small human figures can be seen dealing with the situation, leaving with a few belongings, or approaching the dramatic scene.
Distorted and blurry, these moments in time are wrapped in a dreamlike atmosphere – as if they were mimicking how we remember things from the past. Evoking feelings of anguish, distress and sometimes peace, Doyle’s miniature worlds are on the edge. Doyle’s work unveils the strange beauty within catastrophic moments and captures a single fragile moment in human life.