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This artist is serious about his tiny food, and you will want to tiny eat it

Calgary performance artist Tom Brown will give you all the feels with his community-building miniature food — which is actually edible!

Tom Brown will give you all the feels with his community-building miniature food — which is actually edible!

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Since Tom Brown was a kid, he's been obsessed with miniatures. Now, as an adult, he's turned his obsession into art.

Tiny teacups, small spoons and mini meat cleavers are the tools he uses to make scaled-down food over tiny flames. Brown has carefully crafted dozens of these utensils to accompany his recipes and stock a very unusual performance art project.

Watch the video:

Calgary-based performance artist Tom Brown will give you all the feels with his community-building miniature food. Filmmakers: Laura O'Grady, Chris Krieger and Braden Dereniwski. 3:14

The project is called "The Miniature Kitchen" and it's remarkable to look at. But every little piece actually works.

In this video made by Laura O'Grady, Chris Krieger and Braden Dereniwski, you go with Brown as he packs up the kitchen to take it onto the street and cook miniature meals for people. It's a way to connect and get people to reexamine their perception of the world around them.

Follow Tom Brown here.

(CBC Arts)
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About the Author

Laura O'Grady likes to keep busy. In her former role of Vice President of Production at Spotlight Productions (2012-2018), she oversaw production crews and post-production teams in multiple markets including production offices in Calgary and Vancouver. In June of 2018 she launched her latest endeavour: Snapshot Studios, a boutique production house specializing in documentaries and compelling branded content. Chris Krieger is a television veteran with over 25 years of professional experience. He started his career in front of the camera, anchoring and reporting for TV stations across Western Canada. In 2008, after a successful transition into production, Chris co-founded the Calgary-based boutique firm Deluxe Design Group. Since then DDG has consistently turned out award-winning work for artistic, corporate and commercial clients across North America.