New Jersey-based artist Joe Iurato transforms puddles, trash, and other humdrum sights on the street into wonderful storybook tableaus by adding miniature cutout figures. Iurato creates the little figures by mounting spray painted illustrations to wooden cutouts. He installs the figures on the street with a dab of glue or piece of tape—most do not stay in place for long. Iurato talks about the series in this Brooklyn Street Art interview.
Joe Iurato has been downsizing his normal wooden stencil art into miniature pieces, placed in less notable places in New York City. The series is inspired by moments in Iurato’s own life but the pieces have resonance for the greater public as well, in essence using a change of scale to provide a whimsical reflection on urban life.