ISO: Artist featured in art mag years ago
February 16, 2008 8:03 AM   Subscribe

A number of years ago I saw a photograph in an art magazine of a work by an artist I'm having trouble remembering. The photograph was of an ethereal and calm beach scene, with an endless blue/green sea and a washed out horizon, and tiny plastic figures placed throughout the water and beach at various positions, so that from our perspective these figures looked human and real. Any idea how I can find this image or artist?
posted by mizrachi to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Anything to do with this guy?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:25 AM on February 16, 2008

Response by poster: No, that's not the artist. In the image I'm remembering, the figures were less obviously plastic pieces simply placed in real settings but rather aspects of a larger, more dreamy work. Had I not been told the pieces were plastic, I might not have none it.
posted by mizrachi at 8:48 AM on February 16, 2008

Response by poster: that's known, rather.
posted by mizrachi at 8:49 AM on February 16, 2008

There are a few artists doing this now. One of my favorites is Lori Nix, although the series linked here doesn't have a beach scene. Search for "diorama photography" and dig past all the model-railroad guys, and you might find the specific image you're looking for...
posted by nkknkk at 10:30 AM on February 16, 2008

Seconding the Lori Nix suggestion. It immediately sounded to me like her work.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 12:01 PM on February 16, 2008

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