Nashville-based miniature artist, Rachel Growden, takes miniature making to the next level. Her creations include anything from whole houses to a tiny plant collection, but it’s her miniature food items that really stand out. There’s just something insanely satisfying in watching our favorite dishes recreated in miniature form.
“My interest in miniatures really stems from my love of fake food and the realization that minis could be a relatively easy way to reproduce all kinds of food,” said Growden in an interview with Daily Mini.
As for her creative process, she admits to drawing inspiration for miniatures from whatever she wishes she had in real life but, for whatever reason, doesn’t. “That may be a particular food, a vintage stove, or some antique painting I can’t afford,” she says. “At least I can have a miniature version.”
A self-taught artist, Growden began experimenting with miniature making after coming across a video on YouTube of a girl making miniature pastries, fast food, and candy. “I was working at an art supply store, so I just bought the supplies I needed there and went home to try making some mini food myself,” she recalled.
Now, her creations stand on their own, inspiring others to get their hands dirty.