Below are stills from a wonderful project by Inkstudio. Using coloured paper, plants and stones they have created a tiny microcosm - a hybrid of an Ewok treehouse and Tom Ungerer's The Three Robbers.
I love the way the work is honest about the materials used. They artists do not try and disguise any of the components by painting, plastering or trompe l'oeil. The paper remains paper, dirt is dirt and the string is just that. All the while the whole remains beautiful and evocative.
Disguise is increasingly a big bugbear of mine. I find myself siding with the Arts and Crafts movement and their mantra of 'Truth to materials'.