Everyday Art: Incredibly Edible Food Art
This is the third part in my “Everyday Art” series which highlights mundane objects turned into extraordinary works of art. The world around us can expand from the simple and ordinary to the stunning and inspiring. These amazing food art pictures are a great example of how the ordinary can evolve into something else.
All of the following pictures are from the “Carving Institute” on Flickr. The Carving Institute is a school in Bangkok that teaches fruit and vegetable carving and caters various events. You can also learn how to create these masterpieces through online courses! Sounds very intriguing… Check out their profile on Flickr here: http://flickr.com/people/20726191@N07/.
Their website says the following about their carvings: “The ancient art of Kae Sa Luk – Thai fruit and vegetable carving adds beauty and immense value to every dish. It is the culmination of over seven centuries of history and heritage. Body and mind are focused on the conception and creation of ephemeral works of sheer exquisiteness.”
Here is a picture of a carved slice of carrot. All of the pictures here are made up of edible fruit and vegetable carvings. This carrot slice can be used as a garnish for any dish or for part of a larger food sculpture.
This edible garnish carved leaf is made of pumpkin. The ingenuity of the three dimensional carving of this garnish is incredible and shows how the smallest thing can be full of detail.
This large edible centerpiece shows how all of the smaller pieces fit into the big picture. The incredibly detailed fruit and vegetables make the perfect centerpieces for weddings and banquets. I can’t imagine anyone actually eating something so pretty though.
These incredibly realistic roses and leaves are carved into the face of a watermelon. All of the various colours of the skin and flesh of the fruit are used in this sculpture to make the roses seem even more believable. The dark green of the skin just pokes through on the edges of the leaves.