Tin Men: Neil Thomas

If you've had the pleasure of nosing around Melbourne's Rose Street Artists Market you may have stumbled across the miniature worlds of Neil Thomas.

Thomas' tenderly crafted little human figures negotiate environments built inside old cigarette tins. Whimsical and sometimes melancholy, the dioramas recall childhood (dollhouses, train sets, cubby houses, rabbit holes) but also speak about adulthood; their nostalgic tin cases can be gently shut, or prised open for a glimpse into an imaginary world.

Jeremy Beasley's made this lovely video about Neil.

Source: http://www.neilthomasart.com/