Food Painted To Look Like Other Food

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Relax… This isn’t a government experiment, or a small farmer screwing with nature to produce a cucumber-banana hybrid. This and other foods are part of a fun art series by Hikaru Cho titled, “It’s not what it seems.”

Various produce and other foods are painted rather awesomely to look like completely different items. Other mind games include an egg disguised as an eggplant and a tomato painted to look like an orange. Although, a cucunana sounds pretty awesome.

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[link, via Laughing Squid]

Baked Goods As Fine Art, A Fundraising Project By Britain’s Art Fund

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Now, this is a bake sale that we can get on board with. The Art Fund, a British fundraising charity for art, has come up with a creative way to encourage bakers and food artists to get involved for a good cause.

Edible Masterpieces urges bakers to not only create yummy treats to help raise money for UK museums and galleries, but to pay homage to some fine art in the process.

To get it started, the Art Fund recruited artists Georgia Levy, Kim Morphew, and Lydia Brun. The result — a Pollock Rice Krispies Treat, Mondrian Cake and an edible Van Gogh. Find out more about the project here.

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Inedible Recipes, A Cookbook of Delicious Food Art

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Cookbooks… They’re always filled with such delicious recipes, you know, the kind you can actually eat. But what if there was a book that contained recipes of deliciously inedible food?

Inedible Recipes, by artist Crystal Smith, explores the concept of filling a cookbook with food no longer fit for consumption. The series of food art, which uses various forms of media added to food, could be described as an artbook, photobook and cookbook all in one — as Smith does in fact supply the “recipes” for each piece.

Inedible Recipes is currently an Indiegogo project. You can visit Crystal’s page and help this project become a reality here.

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Making Faces With Food by Victor Nunes

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Do you ever feel like your food is staring back at you? Apparently, artist Victor Nunes sees faces in almost everything, and creates characters from random foodstuffs and other objects.

He’s also been known to bring loaves of bread and bananas to life with a little creative carving. Check out some more of Nunes’ work, or feel free to create your own food faces.

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[link, via Incredible Things]

The Last Supper, A Series of Notebook Illustrations of Characters At The Dinner Table

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Brought to us by Moscow-based artist Nataliya Platonova, The Last Supper is an illustration series of interesting characters sitting down for a meal.

As if the concept of the original Last Supper wasn’t grim enough, Platonova takes her series a bit further with noticeably depressed and morbid characters sitting down for a meal, which in most cases, involves some sort of cannibalism.

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[link, via Laughing Squid]