In the eye of Brazilian photographer Vanessa Dualib, everyday food is more than what they look like. In her project, entitled Brincando Com a Comida (Playing With Food), everything from potatoes to pea pods are transformed into playful animal. Took advantage of food’s original shape and color, Dualib used her imagination and some simple carving techniques to reshape them. Sweet potato dinosaur, eggplant whale, bread turtle, pepper scorpion, each piece is totally unique and will definitely bring a smile to your face.
It isn’t Halloween yet, but it doesn’t stop people carving skulls. Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses an axe, saw and electrical drill to carve his creepy skull out of fresh fruit and vegetables, such as apples, eggplants, watermelons and even cabbages. After carving the sculptures Dimitri Tsykalov uses a scalpel, pincers and cotton wool pads to add and smooth remarkable detail with ‘surgical precision’. Once I have finished carving, Tsykalov let oxidation do its work – leaving the sculpted piece of fruit to ripen in his studio over a few days. The flies let him know when it’s ready and time to take a picture. It is just so cool! [source]
Judith G. Klausner, an artist based out of Somerville, MA, eats her Oreos in a totally different way than you do – carving classic Roman portraits into the cream filling of Oreo sandwich cookies. These delicious portraits were created using straight pins, toothpicks and a balled-tip sculpture sticks which allowed Klausner to get such a large amount of detail in such a small space. Considering the skill and patience you needed for this work, probably no one wants to eat these portrait cookies.