Gumdrops, broccoli, sugar cubes, marshmallows, corn, peanuts, and popcorn are among the props St. Paul–based artist Steve Tomashek uses to complement—and bring a sense of scale to—his itty bitty sculptural animal creations. A menagerie of carved and painted tiny wooden monkeys, sheep, camels, dogs, penguins, dragons, and loons hang out in the generally food-themed little worlds that Tomashek designed for them. Thumb through his gallery—it’s a guaranteed delight and diversion.

Photo used with permission.

See more articles