This Artist Has Shrunk Her Work to Miniature Scale

When it comes to art that is both striking and overwhelmingly cute: miniature artists take the cake. Miniature artist, known simply as DomestiKate, knows best. Working on a 1:12 scale, her creations vary from household tools to food, attracting more than 60k fans on Instagram.

But she didn’t start out being a miniature artist. In fact, for over 20 years DomestiKate has worked in interior design and couture when she came to the realization that her work was too big. “I was making massive design decisions for clients, yet I wasn’t feeling that same big joy I was helping them to create,” she admits on her website.

Within days of this realization, a friend gifted her a distressed dollhouse. “I decided to renovate this gifted dollhouse as a design piece for my office and I GOT LOST IN CREATIVITY,” recalled DomestiKate. “I had fallen out of practice of actually MAKING. THIS is what I had been missing.”

The work itself was a challenge, but one that was worthwhile. “For me, joy comes from the craft,” she writes. “I like having paint under my fingernails and had forgotten how awesome it feels to stare at piles of assorted materials that are just waiting for me to morph them into something new, something different.”

Get lost inside her miniature worlds: