... or at least scale does; deforming porportions, whether it be within the figure itself or, as in these following examples, in comparison with the world around it, can make a huge impact in how a piece of art is perceived.
Artist: Do Ho Suh. I couldn't find an official website, you'll just have to google him. And I wish you would - he makes fabric installations that are almost surreal in their delicay. But here's a quick feature/interview with a small collection of some of his other work.
This one here, with the miniature figures holding up the flor, don't you find it makes more sense now than ever - in the midst of this economic crisis?
Isaac Cordial also makes miniatures, but he sets them in a landscape, often urban - the collection is called "Cement eclipses".
Here's a feature that explains his word a little more, as well as adds a few more images.
And then there's Adrián Villar Rojas. Like Cordial's miniatures, Rojas's stranded whale also speaks of the environment in our modern world. This one is not so much about scale, but of misplacement; this gentle giant should not be up here on dry land. And look at the image of him covered in snow ... it's heartbreaking.
This site has a short but more in depth analysis of his work, as well as a brief background on the artist himself.