Art, Food

Conquering Mount Cupcake

"Cucumber Sunbathers," by Christopher Boffoli.
“Cucumber Sunbathers,” by Christopher Boffoli.
"Peanut Butter Cup Technicians," by Christopher Boffoli.
“Peanut Butter Cup Technicians,” by Christopher Boffoli.
"Podcast," by Christopher Boffoli.
“Podcast,” by Christopher Boffoli.
"Canoe Au Lait," by Christopher Boffoli.
“Canoe Au Lait,” by Christopher Boffoli.
"Waffle Bee Keepers," by Christopher Boffoli.
“Waffle Bee Keepers,” by Christopher Boffoli.

If you’ve read Jonathan Swift’s 18th century novel, “Gulliver’s Travels” (1726), you may recall that its globe-girdling hero Gulliver, had journeyed to exotic, far-flung lands, where he’d encountered strange beings, some tiny, some gargantuan, some cerebral, some equine, some rambunctious, and some, simian-like.

Seattle-based photographer and artist Christopher Boffoli, much like Gulliver, is widely traveled, and he too, has come across Lilliputian life-forms—those that he himself has created. His “Big Appetites” series features miniature, hand-painted figures, planted in edible environments.

By taking on more than what the toy-like people can chew, literally, they offer a visual commentary on America’s problem of excess consumption.

h/t: BIG APPETITES

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