Bottled Food Sculptures Are Intriguing, Disgusting

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There’s a reason why some foods are packaged in opaque cans and boxes. Artist Tom Davie was out to prove this with Bottled Food — a project that rethinks food packaging by placing the product in transparent bottles.

The result is what some might refer to as “too much information,” causing us to actually think about what really lurks behind that aluminum can or cardboard box, before we pluck it from the supermarket shelf.

At least there’s a straw included, just in case we’d like our SpaghettiOs right from the bottle.

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These Foods Are Actually Made From Stone

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Created by artist Robin Antar, these food sculptures start out as a large stone made from a color similar to the subject. Antar then chisels and carves away, using a technique she created 20 years ago.

Labels and an occasional cap is painted on to help make the sculptures even more mind-bending. Check out more below and at Antar’s site here.

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Chinese Terracotta Warriors Made From Pizza Dough

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If Pizza Express happens to be opening their 500th location in Beijing, then it only makes sense that China’s iconic Terracotta Warriors get recreated out of pizza dough.

Brought to us by Annabel of Conjurer’s Kitchen, who specializes in creating macabre cakes, the dough warriors are made from Pizza Express’ dough, and are worthy to stand guard at any pizza party.

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Food Art Tributes via Oreo Cookies and Other Foodstuffs

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When you need to pay tribute to classic works of art and pop culture icons, there’s no better way than using an Oreo and other foodstuffs.

Tisha Cherry knows this, and creates various works of art and portraits from food. Whether it’s an Oreo cookie paying homage to The Great Wave, or a hearty soup painting of Bob Marley – Cherry’s works are a fun way to turn “the mundane into the magical from palette to palate.”

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Spaghetti Medusa Might Turn Your Dinner Guests To Stone

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Want to scare the daylights out of a few dinner guests and/or turn them to stone? The Medusa Plate is the work of artist Vik Muniz, who often works in the medium of spilled food.

This particular plate, offered at the MOMA Store, has Spaghetti Medusa printed right on it, so you’ll never be able to wash her away. You’ll probably not want to eat on the Medusa Plate anyway, since it costs $500.

[link, via Lost At E Minor]