Audrey Heller’s photography prints of her little people are so fanciful and creative, we can’t stop looking at them. Each one is another adventure as we are eager to see what she’ll come up with next. Her trick is the situations she puts her little people in – everyday objects seen from a new perspective, a very tiny perspective. A lifesaver becomes…well, an actual lifesaver! A road map becomes a trail, the sheet music for Heart and Soul becomes a dance floor. And the objects are objects we’ve all had in our houses: glasses, a bag of nails, crayons, scrabble. It must be a matter of seeing everything you look at from the little people’s point of view! Everything, and anything, becomes a prop in these theatrical pieces. The artist had a large collection of miniatures growing up and staged precise scenarios with them, maintaining “rigorous consistency”. And all that practice paid off in this artful, playful collection of photographic illusions. What fun it would be to follow her around on a photo shoot!
Scabble: Everyone’s favorite word game!
LIfesaver: Swimming to Safety
Pairing: Dancing on the bottom of a wineglass
Shades: Skipping across the top of a Crayola crayon box!
Accent: The painters add finishing touches to the roses
River of Dreams: Fishing on a puzzle
Ends Well: Biking across a road map
Forge: A bed of nails
Measure: A ruler as a bench
Perch: Perched on cup handles, reading the morning paper
Bound: Trapsing across books of knowledge
Fish out of Water: Scuba diver in Goldfish crackers
Damage Control: Replacing broken lights
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