Wearable Food from Korean Artist Yeonju Sung

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These dresses completely contradict the purpose and notion of clothing. Not only are they destroyed in wearing, but also provide not protection for the body and wouldn’t last a week even if left alone. Why? Beautifully, they are constructed entirely out of edible items, from tomato, to mushroom and eggplant. In this sense, the clothing also completely contradict the notion of food. Who would eat a dress, however beautiful?

These beautiful dresses are the works of Korean artist Yeonju Sung. Her works are transient in nature, beginning a move toward oblivion the moment they are created. She explains:

“As time goes by, the food from my work do go through a progression of disappearance due to the nature of food and gets gradually changed into the hideous state fading its shape and color in the process.”

In this way her work is but an illusion, at once tangible and simultaneously only seen through the medium of the photograph. For a brief moment they existed, but for far longer they inspire with their amazing creativity, brilliant hues and seductive forms. In many ways they aren’t far in nature from a wedding dress, worn once and captured in photographic memory of the occasion… savored and remembered, never to be worn again. See more of her work at yeonju.me.

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