Skullmapping is an artistic collective that specializes in creative multimedia and 3D projection mapping. For their latest series, they projected a charming animation of a tiny chef, appropriately named "Le Petit Chef," onto the table settings of real-life diners. In one video, Le Petit Chef struggles to cook a delicious Bouillabaisse as sea creatures attack from all sides. In another, he grills a steak right on the plates of his giant customers.

What’s most impressive about the animations is their incorporation of real, physical objects. As the chef walks along the rim of his customers’ plates, clambering over forks and knives, it's hard to tell where the animation ends and the real world begins. 

The folks at Skullmapping write on their site: “We add extra dimensions, optical illusions, and notions of movement onto previously static objects. Skullmapping deals with art in an experimental, technology-related way.” 

Check out the Petit Chef videos above and below for some deliciously creative animation.

[h/t: This Is Colossal]

Banner Image Credit: Skullmapping, Vimeo