Tiny Wooden Figures by Joe Iurato
- Caroline Kurze
New Jersey-based street artist Joe Iurato proves that bigger isn’t always better with his small wooden figures that are cut out and painted, placed in public places such as busy intersections, street lamps, and the sides of buildings.
Sharp-eyed passersby can spot fun scenes of the tiny adventurers interacting with the world around them, whether they’re skateboarding over a soda can, fishing in a puddle, or climbing a brick wall. Iurato says: “One of the elements that I love about doing these smaller pieces is the surprise factor. You might see it. You might not. If you do, though, it’s not something that grabbed you from across the street like a massive 40’ mural would. Chances are you caught it from the corner of your eye just a few feet away, and the connection made is intimate.”