The concept of Lilliputian-type people interacting with the ginourmous world around them isn’t exactly a new thing, but that’s not to say it’s any less entertaining to see. In his Little People project, street artist Slinkachu abandons his miniature characters in different locations in London, and in Vincent Bousserez’ Plastic Life, the tiny people are doing all sorts of day-to-day activities such as scaling a large breast and mowing the lawn that happens to be someone’s beard.
Artist Christopher Boffoli plays around with the miniature theme in his project entitled “Disparity”. He says this:
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.
His project humourously shows the daily grind of life where food plays just a major role as the tiny people themselves. From trimming a brocolli hedge to civil engineers exploring a crack in an egg to a janitor mopping up a mustard spill, Boffoli creates some fantastic little scenes. Have a look at them after the jump.