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Creative Food Disguise: It’s not what it seems

Designed by Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho, this playful series of painted objects is called “It’s not what it seems”. Basically, Cho use deftly applied acrylic paints to disguise some common foods to look like other foods, such as a cucumber looking banana, tangerine looking tomato and eggplant looking egg. Besides this interesting series, Hikaru Cho also created many impressive body paint work, like broken face, extra eyes and zipped chest. Below is one of example. If you find it not that disturbing, you can head over to Cho’s site where you can find out more about her work.

Creative Food Disguise: It's not what it seems

Intricate Mosaic Illustrations Formed of Colorful Wires by Charis Tsevis

Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is a brilliant visual designer who is renowned all over the world for his creative minds and has done work for companies like Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota and IKEA. “We are living in a wired world. No matter how wireless technologies have developed. We need those cables, lines to transfer electricity and data”, said by Tsevis. Due to his fascination about this wired world, he created intricate illustrations feature a maze of wires tangled together to form people and animals. Those perfectly arranged wires, from cord to cable, are snaking out towards the edges in his illustrations and magically create a sense of motion. Tsevis says, “All of them have to do with the relationship between the network and the human body and spirit.”

Intricate Mosaic Illustrations Formed of Colorful Wires by Charis Tsevis

Stunning Stretchable Paper Sculpture by Li Hongbo

Those paper sculptures featured in this post by Li Hongbo aren’t normal paper sculpture we’ve seen before. Made from thousands of sheets of flexible paper, these sculptures actually can twist and elongate in almost any direction. Inspired by both traditional Chinese folk art (known as paper gourds—made from glued layers of paper), Li Hongbo applies a honeycomb-like structure to form remarkably flexible sculptures. Through this juxtaposition of playful mobility and a traditional aesthetic, Li Hongbo breathes a unique life into his works that stuns and awes the viewer.

Stunning Stretchable Paper Sculpture by Li Hongbo

Cherry Blossom Made of Thousands of Buttons, Beads, and Pins

By using a seemingly infinite number of buttons, beads, and pins, Brooklyn-based Korean artist Ran Hwang successfully create a vignette of cherry blossoms. Like a monk who, facing the wall, practices Zen, Hwang repetitively fixes hundreds of beads and buttons in floral compositions then proceeds to hammer them to a backboard or wall. When you look up close, the amount of individual buttons is somewhat overwhelming, but from afar, they are beautifully assembled cherry bloosom. No matter how many times I saw it, I always be amazed by the amount of time and patience needed to create work like that.

Cherry Blossom Made of Thousands of Buttons, Beads, and Pins

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