Some people have a knack for thinking out of the box and creating things that have never been seen before. Case in point: “Food Artists” – People who prove that food, in the right hands, can be used to create exquisite art. These innovative food artists manage to create masterpieces that awaken not just your appetite, but your aesthetic senses too. Let’s take a look at some of the most creative food artists and their unique creations.
1. Lentil The End of Time: Anna Keville Joyce & Agustín Nieto
Food artist and illustrator Anna Joyce and food photographer Agustín Nieto make the perfect team when it comes to creating ‘food art’. Anna puts together the most detailed and neat masterpieces using everyday ingredients like vegetables, lentils and spices and the artwork requires a quick assembly due to the perishable nature of the palette. As soon as the artwork is arranged to perfection, Nieto does justice to Anna’s work by capturing each vibrant piece flawlessly.
2. Eggs-cuse Me: Christel Assante
With egg shells carved in sheer detail and illuminated from the inside, Christel Assante takes the food art business to another level. Duck, Quail, Ostrich, Pheasant or Emu eggs – you name it and she has carved it. The process of carving and painting these fragile eggshells takes over 50 hours to complete (that, and a lot of patience), throughout which she usually holds the shell in her hands to minimize damage. Using some paint, vinegar, knives and a tiny drill, Christel tackles the delicate medium with utmost care and creates art that is beyond perfection.
3. Candyland: Carl Warner
Using meats, seafood, chocolates, candies, fruits, vegetables and possibly every food item there ever is, illustrator and photographer Carl Warner creates unbelievably realistic landscapes which are a product of smart photography and creative thinking. Foodscapes, as Carl likes to call them, are created after a composition is agreed upon and later each edible element is put together to be photographed layer after layer from foreground to the background. The final image is assembled post-production which gives you, well, basically these masterpieces:
4. Buttering It Up: Jim Victor & Marie Pelton
Having mastered the art of using one of the most common yet delicious dairy products ever, sculptor Jim Victor, along with his wife Marie Pelton, creates massive sculptures made entirely out of butter. These out-of-the-box creations are meticulously sculpted to give each piece the perfect shape and texture. Jim and Marie’s art is definitely a lip-smacking creation – after all, who doesn’t like butter?
I’m sure you’ve never seen veggies, meat, eggs and butter look as attractive before. We’re believers in the saying, “We eat with our eyes first” now!