Italian artist, songwriter, and “fantasy researcher,” Diego Cusano, knows how to finish his art deliciously. Diego begins with beautiful pencil illustrations of pop culture characters, animals, and everyday objects — finishing the pieces with various food items.
The addition of edibles, besides a creative use of mixed medium, becomes the drawing’s only introduction of color. This juxtaposition of colored food and black and white illustration then gives the drawings two distinct parts, while also bringing everything together to complete a whole.
The use of food also adds an ephemeral quality, by giving the art a shelf life. Thankfully, Diego’s art lives on in photos, and in a book of his work, Food Art and Fantasy.