To miniaturize is to make portable - the ideal form of possessing things for a wanderer, or a refugee... To miniaturize is to conceal...
To miniaturize means to make useless. For what is so grotesquely reduced is, in a sense, liberated from its meaning - its tininess being the outstanding thing about it. It is both a whole ( that is, complete ) and a fragment ( so tiny, the wrong scale ). It becomes an object of disinterested contemplation or reverie. Love of a small is a child's emotion, one colonized by Surrealism.
Susan Sontag, "Under The Sign of Saturn"