The things he’s never managed to say out loud he illustrates in tableaus set up with dolls.
All the anxieties, faint memories from the wars of his parents’ generation, obsessions, insecurities of his own oddness… all test-driven in miniature.
The small world supercedes the real world and becomes more real.
All creation is like that, really – first an idea, then a prototype, then manifestation. And dolls in tableaus often have more live breathed into them by their maker’s fussing than you’d find in the average drone on the street.