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Christopher Boffoli: Tiny People’s Wonderful World of Food

    If you put your mind to it, there are endless worlds to explore. Tiny People’s Wonderful World of Food is one such world where the marriage of food and people take a whole new meaning. Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli is the creator of this universe where miniature people live in food backdrops doing daily chores within the confines of their surroundings.

    Why do most all of your scenes involve food?

    I have always been interested in size disparity and a juxtaposition of scales between people and things. It seems to be a really common theme, dating from its use in the 18th Century by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver’s Travels all the way through the television and films of the 1970’s (like Sid and Marty Kroft’s Dr. Shrinker) and 80’s (The Incredible Shrinking Woman/Honey I Shrunk the Kids/Innerspace) that I grew up on. But even from the earliest days of cinema, filmmakers were using camera tricks to exploit the dramatic opportunities of a size disparity between people and, say, horrifyingly large insects or something. (source)

    Tony M.