Still-life drawings are usually comprised of a sketch, but Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli is a new series of fine art photography that captures tiny figurines toying with food objects.
These mini figurines are depicted in a food environment that’s meant to evoke Boffoli’s statement regarding excessive food indulgence in American culture. These still-life sculptures are taken in a moment of action while dealing with captured crayfish, ice cream cones, Toaster Strudels and more.
The titles of each photograph are peculiar and each convey a deeper sense of meaning. For example, the photograph entitled ‘Exotic Pets’ shows a group of tiny men hauling a ‘giant’ crayfish. These references link back to Boffoli’s attempt to portray America’s excessive indulgence when dealing with food. The images show people dealing with an abundance and overflow of food.
Microscopic Food Sculptures (UPDATE)
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