9 Incredible Food Sculptures Slideshow
December 5, 2011
Tribute to the Lunch Lady (in Butter)
This butter sculpture was made by Marie Pelton for Jim Victor Food Sculpture at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, N.Y., in August 2011.
Canstruction hosts competitions in different cities, asking people to create giant sculptures out of canned food. Sculptures are displayed and when the exhibit ends, the food used in the structures is donated to local food banks.
Collage of Beer and Cereal with Beer and Cereal Boxes
It's just one of those things you catch sight of in the ether of the web. Here, somebody made a collage of beer and cereal with beer and cereal boxes. Why? Why not?
Dita von Cheese Sculpture
In 1996, Prudence Staite could not decide whether to become a chef or an artist. So she decided to do both. Among some of her other works are a 12-foot tall Ferrero Rocher Christmas tree, life-size replicas of people that have been crafted with chocolate, jelly bean mosaics including a replica of Andy Warhol's Monroe, and this life-size version of "Dita von Cheese."
Christel Assante carves and paints all kinds of different eggs. The delicate, intricate images are strangely fascinating. Featured here, Chouette (an owl) and Jonque (a Hong Kong junk). Click here to read a full interview with her.
Chocolate Express Foodscape
Carl Warner's "Foodscapes" are built on top of a large triangular tabletop and photographed in layers, from foreground to background. Each element is assembled in post-production to achieve the final image.
A Pair of Lovers
Terry Border’s photo blog features Marilyn Monroe cupcakes, musical beans playing musical instruments, and zombie tomatoes and peanuts. His wire-based "A Pair of Lovers" is from his book, Bent Object of My Affection: The Twists and Turns of Love.
He may not use food, but the subject matter for Robin Antar's carved stone artworks — Heinz ketchup, M&M's, York Peppermint Patties — definitely necessitates his inclusion here. His goal is to create "virtual records" of contemporary culture, "capturing common, everyday items in stone." On his site, he notes, "Essentially, I replicate these items on a real-life scale, complete with meticulous detail."
With their vibrant reds, whites, and greens, and varied textures beneath the rind, watermelon carvings seem so much more nuanced and interesting than the clichéd pumpkin carvings of Halloween.