Picture the scene: A man returns to his idyllic home in the country. From the front approach all is as it should be but what he doesn’t see is that his house is hanging precariously over a huge void.
Fortunately the house in question is a miniature one and the scene depicted comes straight out of the imagination of American sculptor Thomas Doyle.
Doyle, who lives and works in New York, is renowned for creating wonderfully realised dioramas that show miniature buildings and figures in various states of destruction or jeopardy.
All the scenes are meticulously constructed out of turf, plaster and resin and the effect the artist creates is at once deeply unsettling and strangely compelling.