Life in miniature
Local artist creates replicas of iconic Austin businesses
As Austin continues to grow, some feel that the city's essence is getting lost. The more successful the city becomes, the more the culture continues to change.
But one Austin artist is highlighting the things that keep Austin unique.
Kayla Kent is the founder of Functional Miniatures. She took inspiration from an artist based in Los Angeles.
"He did all these miniatures of these little shops that you never would expect to have a miniature," she said.
Now Kent is doing the same, recreating replicas of some of Austin's most famous stores. The first one she ever made was Big Top Candy Shop, which doubles as a candy jar.
Right now, Big Top is selling the replicas. Kent is also working with Antone's and South Congress Books to get their replicas in stores.
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