When you first glanced artist Chris Toledo‘s work, you might think it is not that special. Just some photos of historical room. But after a while, you started to notice something doesn’t seem right – why the garlic is so giant, where is the pen from? Then you start to be aware, OMG, these super realistic rooms are actually miniature models.

According to Chris, these finely-detailed, expertly-crafted 1:12 scale historic building interiors sometimes can take from one month to almost two years to complete. Toledo’s inspiration for his small sculptures came from his love of art and history. “When I first discovered miniatures,” he recalls, “it was an instant love because for the first time I had discovered an art form which encompassed every medium I have ever loved and worked with. Aside from being able to use all my favorite mediums in one form, I loved the tangibility of working with miniatures.” They also serve as another way for Toledo to immortalize historical architecture. “Miniatures give me a chance to preserve a moment from the past and allow me to hold it in my hands and see it with my own eyes.”

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Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

Image credit: Chris Toledo

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