Former music set designer Randy Hage has always been fascinated by the character and often overlooked beauty of aging structures in the City.
Hage’s photography, designer and fabrication background led him to create New York Storefronts, a project that recreates vintage iconic City storefronts to preserve them amongst a rapidly changing New York.
For me, what started as a simple interest and appreciation for the visual elements of these storefronts, changed to include a study of social, political, and civic issues that affect the community. My initial goal was to enter into the fine art market. To create miniature sculptures that would fulfill my desire to do the kind of work that I wanted to do while moving from industry commissioned work. The creative process is completely different when you are working to fulfill your own dreams.
Check out the full interview for more about Hage’s miniature work.