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When Art Imitates Toys

Jill Harness

Artist Adam Beane uses his big talent on a small scale. He makes action-figure sized creations of real-life people. He has an amazing aptitude at capturing highly dynamic poses and recreating the intricate details of  people's facial expressions when they don't expect to be photographed. Many of his creations actually go on to be sold as action figures.

To make these creations, he works with CX5, a highly versatile clay-like substance he created. His subjects include Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (as seen above), Evangeline Lilly, and all number of soccer and baseball players. This gallery is most certainly worth a click, as you get to see a number of his subjects and one of his completed works.