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The Box by Coke Wisdom O'Neal Features Real People

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 28, 2012 • References: mixedgreens and mymodernmet
The popularity of dioramas has not escaped the attention of those who like to resort to a little bit of trickery from time to time, which the series The Box by Coke Wisdom O'Neal is the perfect example of. To the casual observer, the props and figure carefully placed in the wooden box will most likely look like toys. Upon closer inspection, however, the lifelike details will betray the truth: These are no toys at all, but real people.

Essentially, The Box by Coke Wisdom O'Neal fools people thanks to its deceptive backdrop. The gigantic 22-foot-tall wooden box makes the people standing in it look as small as toys. According to one gallery, the series is like the "photographic study in identity and identification."