Very cheesy art
Forget about ice sculpturs, what about a cheese sculpture instead?
British artist Prudence Staite has created a series of celebrity portraits and sculptures with LowLow cheese as medium. Staite found that low fat cheese is ideal for making sculptors of celebrity figures such as 'Dita von Cheese', 'Chedda Cole' and 'Low-bama' – the names are just as cheesy as her art.
Sarah Kaufmann carves works of art from cheddar cheese. Using a small carving tool, she takes between six to twelve hours to create her artworks. Her tasty masterpieces are often featured at children’s parties, birthdays and even hotel openings.
These photos have been making the rounds all over the internet, however, no one seems to have any more information surrounding the pics, accept that they originate from China. For what it's worth, the pictures speak for themselves.
Although the 15 000 Easter eggs that Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas used to create her 7×7 meters mosaic are made from wood, in a way its still relevant to be seen as food.
The gigantic mosaic of the Virgin Mary – that weights 2.5 tons – can be seen at the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv.
Give us our daily art
Artist Adam Sheldon also made a mural of a religious figure – Christ on the cross – out of 153 pieces of burnt toast. A great way to portray Jesus' message of "I Am the Bread of Life". The work is on display at the Anglican Church of St. Peter, in the UK (via).
Murals aren't the only art that can be made out of bread, believe it or not, but a Spanish industrial designer Enoc Armengol has designed and prototyped 'Panpaati,' a set of edible furniture comprising of two chairs and a side table. the skinny forms are sculpted from dough and baked into bread. However, these chairs are made for the sole purpose of being 'edible' and not 'sit-able'.
Pill popping art
Artist Jason Mecier has created a series of portraits made of differently colored prescription pills, to highlight celebrities' addictions to prescription medication. In the past Mecier has also made mosaics out of jelly beans, noodles and other unconventional items.
These are all sculptures made from oranges. Visit this site to see a lot more pics.
Watermelon carving is a polpular hobby for many people. It is really amazing to see what people can create out of a simple watermelon. To see more pics visit CompleteAll.
Carl Warner's foodscapes are hauntingly beautiful. He painstakingly captures all forms of food in a series of still life's with edible ingredients he raided from his kitchen cupboards to design a series of dreamy landscapes and homey domestic scenes that appear scrumptiously good enough to eat (via).
© Carl Warner
© Carl Warner
© Carl Warner
Chinese artist Song Dong, depicted a traditional Asian city linked to a more modern city complete with stadium and church, using only biscuits. An estimated 72,000 biscuits, including digestives, chocolate digestives, rich tea, hobnobs, caramels and fruit shortcakes were used.
The work of art was displayed in the famous London department store Selfridges.
Dong's edible masterpiece called 'Eating the City' was built to highlight his concerns over the current development of cities in Asia which he said looked all similar.
Also inspired by biscuits – this time ginger biscuits – artist Roger Pelcher created a life-size gingerbread house. His 67 feet tall house even made the Guiness Book of Records as the world's largest gingerbread house.
Bompas & Parr creates fine English jellies and is famous for their annual Architectural Jelly Design Competition that is part of London's Festival of Architecture. The competition looks for the best gelatinous architectural moulds in the world.
Art with some protein
The Russians recreates major masterpieces using sausages and wurst and put on display so that anyone can eat them (via).
Art with some caffeineLeonardo Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa has been recreated once again this time with 3,604 cups of coffee. The different colours were created by adding varying amounts of milk to each cup of black coffee.
It measures an impressive 20ft by13ft – nearly ten times the size of Leonardo da Vinci’s original masterpiece (via).
The sweetest art
Nephews Peter Rocha and Roger Rocha creates impressive mosaics using thousands of colored jelly-beans.
They spend up to six months creating their sweet masterpieces, understandable since they use around 10,000 different types of jelly beans. Throughout their artistic careers, the artistic duo have created over 75 jelly-bean mosaics, commissioned by the Jelly Belly Candy Company (via).
Art to chew on
Italian artist Maurizio Savini creates amazingly detailed sculptures out of pink chewing gum. Gum after all, is not that different from clay...
If you thought that nothing can top Savini's gum sculptures, you thought wrong. You can make your own gum art in the comfort of your own home, with a product suitably named 'ChewByNumbers'.
spreading the chewed gum onto the ChewByNumbers art board.
Instead of eating the artwork afterwards (like the Russian sausage art), here you have to chew the gum first. The chewed gum then gets stuck onto a 'ChewByNumbers' artwork. Her is a few examples from the website:
This post will not be complete without including the heavenly art medium known as chocolate.
The International Obidos Chocolate Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, runs a plethora of chocolatey events including a fashion show fashioned from well, chocolate. Fairytale castles made of white chocolate and Inca statues bronzed with gold-tinged cocoa powder sounds pure heaven for any chocoholic who needs more than Cadbury’s to stay happy (via).