Miniature model artist Chen Shih-jen makes a big impact with his small worlds. Photo: AFPMiniature model artist Chen Shih-jen makes a big impact with his small worlds. Photo: AFP
Miniature model artist Chen Shih-jen makes a big impact with his small worlds. Photo: AFP

Reality meets fantasy in Taiwan’s small worlds

  • Hank Cheng makes miniatures that he hopes are realistic enough that people can smell the scene just by looking at it
  • Artists try to recapture the past and imagine the future, from smoke-stained restaurants to sci-fi dioramas

Topic |   Taiwan
Miniature model artist Chen Shih-jen makes a big impact with his small worlds. Photo: AFPMiniature model artist Chen Shih-jen makes a big impact with his small worlds. Photo: AFP
Miniature model artist Chen Shih-jen makes a big impact with his small worlds. Photo: AFP
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