I was always told not to, but playing with one’s food can be such good fun. Whether it’s spooning sugar into the dregs of a coffee cup and mixing until the granules become a brownish paste; mushing unwanted brussel sprouts into a nasty green gop; or biting round the edges of a Jaffa Cake, peeling off the chocolate and waving the gelatinous orange interior around before gobbling it down with a smirk, such antics are very entertaining. But these marvellous creations take it to a whole new level.
Brittany Powell and Tae Kitakata met as art students at The California College of the Arts. Since graduating, they have gone their separate ways (one lives in Hawaii and one in Oregon), but they keep the creative juices flowing by sharing concepts via their blog, Low-Commitment Projects. You can see more artist-inspired sandwiches by Brittany here.
Japaneseartist Motoi Yamamoto has been making these incredible salt installations since 2001. He fills a plastic bottle with white salt, then sets about sprinkling it in meticulous patterns on the floor. Visit the artist’s official site and view more works here.
KEVIN VAN AELST
Kevin Van Aelst is an American artist who photographs common artifacts, materials, and scenes from everyday life, which he then rearranges into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. I love his finger print series, made from swirls of mustard, bits of pie crust and cheesy wotsits, amongst other things, and this apple is pretty cool. You can see more here.
Artist, Carl Warner makes extraordinary landscapes out of food, which he then photographs or uses to make videos. He has been commissioned by many advertising agencies throughout the world to produce videos and photography for clients in the food industry and has also had a book published, Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes, available on Amazon. You can see more of his work here.
Dominic Wilcox is an artist, designer and inventor whose website, Variations on Normal, offers a kind-of online sketchbook for all his ideas, thoughts and inventions. One of his recent projects – in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee – was to ‘nibble Britain out of Jaffa Cakes.’A man after my own heart, you can see more of his work here.
THE LADY BITES
I couldn’t resist having a bit of fun with my breakfast this morning….
* If you have any food art of your own you’d like to share, you can do so on my facebook page – would love to see what you come up with.
Effort has been made to contact artists regarding the reproduction of these images. If it’s not okay, let me know and I’m happy to take them down.