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A Growing Trend in China: Real Fruit Shaped Like Buddhas and Cubes

Wednesday 09.24.2014 , Posted by
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There’s a new craze in China folks and it’s invading markets and homes everywhere. It’s called “fruit mould” and involves shaping real fruit into mini Buddhas, hearts and squares. While the fruit is still young, the growers encase it into a custom plastic mould and let the fruit continue to grow. Then after a little time, the fruit is ready to come out of its shell to the world. [Read more…]

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Back to Light: Artist Turns Fruit Into Electrochemical Cells for this Fantastic Photo Series

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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Remember back to middle school science class when you got to create your own circuit with copper wire, a galvanized nail, and a potato? Well photographer Caleb Charland has put an artistic twist on that old trick by transforming fruit into electrochemical cells. Aside from the awesome illumination, he creatively arranges everything and the wires to create beautiful long exposure photographs. With this series, which Charland calls Back to Light, he hopes to illustrate and initiate conversations about the endless possibilities of alternative and sustainable energy production. [Read more…]

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Things That Make You Say Mmmmm: Food Art by Dan Cretu

Thursday 11.28.2013 , Posted by

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On a day dedicated to food, like Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to share with you this amazing collection of creative food art. Based in Romania, Dan Cretu transforms food into everyday objects like bicycles, cameras, boom boxes, and cassette players- ok once everyday objects- some now a little more obsolete. He photographs them within 4 hours of piecing them together, since his medium is not everlasting. Maybe it will inspire you to sculpt your mounds of stuffing and mashed potatoes into something clever. [Read more…]

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Still Life with Fruit (Brands included)

Tuesday 01.29.2013 , Posted by

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It’s harmless to put a logo on an object right? Maybe so, and yet it can fully change the way it is perceived. A fruit is something nice, tasty, and full of juicy goodness; yet with the simple addition of a corporate logo (such as Calvin Klein, Gucci or Louis Vuitton) it’s interesting how one will often interpret the object differently. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #367> The Fruits Of Art Labor

Sunday 01.27.2013 , Posted by

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VISUAL BITS #166 > Old School Animal Yearbook

Thursday 04.05.2012 , Posted by

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Disgustingly Tasteful Still Life Photography

Tuesday 03.27.2012 , Posted by



You might be wondering why you are looking at a bunch of intriguing, yet slightly disgusting still life photographs of rotting food. This over the top collection titled “One Third,” is Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler’s reaction to the nature of global food waste. The visually elaborate pieces of art, temporal by their very nature, are an appropriate and fascinating way to capture our attention, make us aware of a global issue and call us to stand up for the cause. [Read more…]

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Tutti Frutti: A Tasty Self-Portrait Collection

Wednesday 02.15.2012 , Posted by

Cristina Otera combines her obsession for fruit with her imaginative photography, creating this tasty collection. The 16-year-old artist from Cádiz, Spain started experimenting with photoshop only two years ago and by combining that with some very creative makeup skills, she has been submitting amazingly vibrant photos on Deviant Art ever since. Cristina has established quite the following through her online portfolio and ask.fm — with this she can answer anyones questions via video chat. It is inspiring to see talented young artists coming out of the woodwork! [Read more…]

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