This Toronto miniature artist can turn anything into tiny works of art


This Toronto artist has a knack for creating miniature creations, but his passion for art has always been larger than life.

Miniature artist Damien James Webb is a visual artist and model maker for Little Canada. His job is to create mini-lands, buildings and scenes for the company.

Webb works at 1/8 to 1/4 inch scale to create miniature pieces that take anywhere from a day to a month.

Webb’s secondary turmoil began after he moved to Nova Scotia and started a night job. He told blogTO that he didn’t have much of a social life, and that’s when he started building models as a side craft.

“Even working nine to five, I always tried to make art,” he said.

Webb worked as a waiter in a restaurant, did oil changes in a garage, and even apprenticed as a locksmith at one point.

He said the closures led him to Toronto, where he started working in theater and eventually found a job offer with Little Canada.

Webb’s fascination with art began at an early age when he was also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

“It’s still an affliction I deal with every day, and art was an outlet that allowed me to kind of explore my brain,” he told blogTO.

Eventually, Webb’s work caught the eye of Gerard Way, lead singer of rock band My Chemical Romance, who asked Webb to do a track for him.

Webb also did a play for Adam Savage, former co-host of the Discovery Channel TV series “Myths.”

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