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If you're in the mood for something zany, look no further. Welcome to the surreal world of artist Christopher Boffoli, who specialises in caricatures of miniature people going about their daily business on various items of food - from bicyclists on a banana to a man mowing brocolli.

Christopher began work on his Disparity series in 2007. The collection - featuring hand-painted plastic figures - has toured galleries across the US, attracting a growing fan base with its quirky fusion of scales, scenes and foods.

"I have always been interested in size disparity and a juxtaposition of scales between people and things," the Seattle-based artist explained. "In terms of this series, food was a natural choice as a backdrop because it is the most common subject for most people, readily accessible to them."

The message of the collection is to "look closer at things. The most amazing things are easy to miss," but Christopher also admits that "coming up with an interesting image is only half the battle - a caption that will make people smile is also a big part of my work."

Enter his wacky universe with samples of his work below, along with some of the artist's captions...

Above: Banana riders

Greta and her pals enjoyed the smooth ride so much that they vowed to never again attempt a ride over the pineapples.

Above: The landscaper

Jed realised that if he were going to do this professionally he really needed to upgrade to a power mower.

Above: Chocolate cake demo crew

There really wasn't a challenge that Gus and his crew weren't up to.

Above: Patissier arrest

Above: Asparagus painters

Doug wasn't a big fan of green. But somehow it just suited the job.

Above: Canoe au Lait

The others didn't care to hear Marilyn's stories of her youth on a dairy farm. They all just wished she'd shut up and paddle.

Above: Fortune cookie surveyors

Above: Pizza radiation crew

Above: Candy corn explorers

Patrick was usually a jumpy guy. But in the candy corn fields he was always absolutely fearless.

Above: Tea divers

Even though he knew the likelihood of shark encounters was low, Eric still had anxiety about the dive.

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