Chinese factory workers and the toys they produce

 

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I just came across the work of Michael Wolf, who has an exhibition called Chinese Factory Workers & the Toys They Make.  I’d love to see it in person, but you can click here to see some of the great photos.  Above is the room displaying the toys and photos that he took touring Chinese factories.  Below are some of my favorites:

pink

dollheads

guns

 

h/t Karl Offen

 

 

Migration and the power of art

I just learned of an excellent Mexican sculptor last week named Alejandro Santiago.  Sadly I learned of him and his work because he died of a heart attack at age 49.  He is most famous for the clay sculptures he created to represent all of the migrants who left his town in Mexico for a better life in the US.  Here are a couple photos of his figures:

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The project was called 2501 Migrants and you can find much more of Alejandro’s terrific work by clicking on the link.