Thomas Doyle’s cunningly crafted miniatures evoke a sense of omnipotence as you look through the glass and down at a ravaged scene complete with debris and people. One feels like a usurper peering down at tragedy and yet when you look closely at the tiny inhabitants, they’re going about their everyday lives as if everything’s fine. Doyle is a sculptor of miniatures as well as a photographer.
His miniatures are usually at the scale of 1:43 or smaller and hermetically sealed under glass. According to him, “By sealing the works in this fashion, I hope to distill the debris of human experience down to single, fragile moments. Like blackboxes bobbing in the flotsam, these works wait for discovery, each an indelible record of human memory.”