In a world of pristine and perfect model architecture, this
replica of a locksmith in Taiwan boasts dirt, grime, graffiti
and rickety structural details.
Crafted by Joshua
Smith (images by Ben Neal), this 1:18
scale micro-structure lights up at night and takes on a
particularly compelling realism in the relative dark.
Ballpoint pen plastic is worked in to flickering lighting
fixtures while tagged walls and a rusty motorbike give it a
sense of character and scale.
Smith’s newest miniature will be on display from November 10,
2017, at the Arcade Art Gallery in Taiwan as part of the group
exhibition When the Sun Goes Down.
Based in South Australia, Smith previously worked for sixteen
years as a stencil artist, and has now shifted his focus to
model-making, with an emphasis on urban realism. Be sure to
more of his work here as well.