Did your parents ever tell you not to play with your food? While playing with your dinner is far from good table manners, one talented Japanese artist has plenty of reasons to argue why you should play with your food… namely his amazing mini dioramas, which often incorporate food.
Tatsuya Tanaka keeps himself busy every single day constructing incredible mini dioramas that depict everyday life in the most creative ways possible. For instance, he has used a toothbrush to represent a shower and broccoli to represent trees. The surprising part is how well it works!
Tanaka’s artwork makes you think twice as he uses random objects to represent scenes in ways you would never think of. His work clearly shows that with a little creativity anything is possible.
Tanaka picked up his unique skill for creating mini dioramas back in 2011 and has since only gotten better at his craft. The artist says, “Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once. Broccoli and parsley might sometimes look like a forest, or the tree leaves floating on the surface of the water might sometimes look like little boats.”
I have never personally thought of turning music symbols into running hurdles or broccoli into a tree complete with swing set, but Tanaka’s unique artwork will likely change the way I look at everyday objects.
The toothbrush shower
Swinging from a broccoli tree has never looked so fun
Mountains of potatoes
Running with music