It’s no secret that we Forest City dwellers are, to put it lightly, incredibly obsessed with food. For a population size this small, we sure have a lot of kick-ass restaurants doing excellent things with edibles. If you’re skeptical that you could get just as excited about food you can’t eat (or shouldn’t without a serious choking hazard) then let me convince you: when you hold Gabrielle Stevens’ Bon Appetit Petites creations in the palm of your hand you’ll be mesmerized by the accuracy and yes, the ‘cuteness’ of dollhouse scale food that has been made wearable by the additions of rings, posts and other jewelry things.
Little Eye sat next to Gabrielle at a very quiet craft show some time back, and spent the time pretty much just ogling all of the TINY FOOD that was presented on the table next to me! Hamburgers, hot dogs, cake, sushi, cookies, bacon, eggs – you name it, she made it. Art on a small scale takes such dedication and precision, each item I picked up to look at I could spend five miniutes getting lost in the construction, execution and aesthetics of each little one. Plus, who doesn’t love a tiny hamburger?!
Gabrielle Stevens of Bon Appetit Petites will be joining us on Saturday May, 12 from 10am to 4pm (the day before Mother’s Day!) at the Mayo Street Arts Center at 10 Mayo Street in Portland. You should join us, too!