According to Wikipedia:
Ron Mueck (born 1958) is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain.
Mueck's early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, notably the film Labyrinth for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo, and the Jim Henso
"I grew up in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City, a daughter of Iranian immigrants. Through my art, I selectively choose the aspects of each culture I want to inherit, on my own terms. The negotiation of cultures in my work reflects the first-generation American experience. The Persian-Islami
Born in Mexico City, I now live in Chihuahua where I make art using whatever I can find, inspired by whatever I see.
And I try to see things there and possibly there; I conjure possible worlds into the actual world.