Mosaic artist Jason Mecier, best known for his food mosaics of pop culture and mythical figures, has recently thrown his glue gun into the political ring. Created for a promotion for Jack Links, Barack Obameat & Meat Romney [nice!] are made entirely from beef jerky.
Now, we try never to get political here at Foodiggity. But even Romney’s dehydrated meat smile gives me the douche chills. Be sure to check out Mecier’s making-of video below.
Entitled Awakening, Russian artist and sculptor Arkady Kim recently revealed the world’s largest coffee bean mosaic. At around 30 square meters and using around 397 lbs of coffee beans, the highly caffeinated mural is on display at Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow.
Passersby are encouraged to get up close to touch and smell the fresh roasted beans. But please, no licking the art. It’s on display until July 1.
Artist Saimir Strati takes his coffee seriously. So much so, that instead of grounding beans for his morning brew, he’s decided to use about one million of them to create a 25 square meter mosaic. Titled One World, One Family, One Coffee, the massive mosaic is being constructed in Strati’s native Albania. When completed, the coffee art will feature five characters representing different continents… and staying awake for long periods of time.
Montreal-based artist Olivier Lefebvre recently paid homage to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, by creating a portrait using 3750 apples. And before anyone starts crying “food waste”, the mosaic consists of deer apples — meaning that they’ve already fallen from the tree, and started to decay. You learn something new every day here.