Food & Drink
FOOD AS ART: Christopher Boffoli’s Big Appetites + “Portion Control” Exhibition
by Lea Faminiano
“A very technical climb on the rock candy icefall.”
We already know that playing with your food can lead to some interesting edible art – but what would it be like to live in a world of food? Photographer Christopher Boffoli has created Big Appetites, an extensive series of photographs in which tiny figures interact with real-life environments crafted from food. Similar to the imaginative worlds of Alice in Wonderland or even Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, these figures reference society’s fascination with anything miniature, and also emphasizes America’s love for excess – in this case, with food. Each image is paired with a witty quote commenting subtly on society – and also providing some laughs.
The photographs have been published in over 95 countries all over the world and are being turned into a book of the same name, set to be released in September 2013.
To see Boffoli’s work in New York City, visit Winston Wachter Fine Art at 530 West 25th Street – the exhibition “Portion Control” runs between June 6-July 31, 2013.
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