Not everything in Texas is big. The burger above? Your typical fast-food burger, probably measures about 5 inches across. But check this out. Texan photographer Nadia Caffesse created the world’s smallest burger (it measures one inch across) complete with an extra-small side order of fries and Coke. She even made a tray and paper liner to complete the fast-food experience. Check out her photos of the project, it’s very cool.
She mentions on her site that she did this for a Craftster project, but I asked her if there were any other considerations, say a statement on fast food or the American diet. This is what she replied: "I think the implications of the project as far as super-sizing versus mini-sizing are pretty interesting. Why did we choose fast food? Probably because it is the most easly recogizable and self-contained meal to miniaturize. Everything comes with its own specific packaging on a brand-specific place setting. All of it designed to be attractive and to give you a feeling of familiarity.
But, the project was more or less a statement of what food is to us.
On Craftster, as with lots of organizations devoted to the new craft movement, not a lot of consideration is given to the art of food. Food crafting is popular among a small set of people, and the rest of the world either thinks it's too hard to be creative with food, or couldn't care less about what goes in their mouths.
My husband and I wanted to show that it's really very simple to make something unique. . .and have fun while doing it. We plan to make a whole series of tiny food, including a tiny Thanksgiving meal and tiny fajitas."
Now there's some food for thought. I can't wait to see the tiny Thanksgiving meal. There probably, however, won't be any leftovers.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Posted by Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan) at 8:52 AM