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meatn3 Oct 7, 2011 07:25 PM

I thought it would be interesting to share info about visual artists who use food as their medium.
Not gorgeous food prepared by chefs, but art usually constructed from traditional materials reinterpreted in food.

I'll start with the cameos made by Judith G. Klausner. Don't dunk them in milk!



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  1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Oct 8, 2011 09:49 AM

    Liz Hickok takes beautiful photographs of her cast Jello creations.


    1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Oct 8, 2011 09:45 PM

      A little of topic, but still close.

      Most of all just 'cos I love it on several levels:


      1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Oct 14, 2011 10:38 AM

        This post carries the theme:


        Some brilliant ideas!

        1. Caitlin McGrath RE: meatn3 Oct 14, 2011 05:24 PM

          Chinese cabbage sculptures of women: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

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            calliope_nh RE: Caitlin McGrath Oct 14, 2011 05:50 PM

            I love the cabbage woman. Much different than the macaroni art pictures we made in kindergarten.

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              Glencora RE: calliope_nh Apr 29, 2012 08:17 AM


          2. scubadoo97 RE: meatn3 Oct 15, 2011 08:24 AM

            I'm currently saving onion skins for my wife who uses them to make natural fabric dyes in her art projects.

            1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Nov 19, 2011 12:45 PM

              Here is a link to the photography of Sarah Illenberger:


              1. fruti RE: meatn3 Apr 29, 2012 07:59 AM

                Food art http://www.margoriveraweiss.com
                Also local food mag that uses great local artists - Edible East Bay

                1. PotatoHouse RE: meatn3 Apr 29, 2012 02:10 PM

                  I'm freaking jealous of artistic people!

                  (But then again, I've had people say the same thing about my ability to paint a scene with words and rhymes...)

                  1. chowser RE: meatn3 Apr 29, 2012 02:25 PM

                    People are far too creative. It's been fun seeing what everyone has posted. I've always enjoyed the Washington Post peeps contest.


                    1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Aug 21, 2012 09:15 AM

                      The ever wonderful If it's Hip, It's Here site has some terrific works in chocolate featured:

                      1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Aug 21, 2012 09:29 AM

                        Bacteria couture?!


                        On a similar note, a terrific TED Talk by clothing designer Suzanne Lee:


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                          HillJ RE: meatn3 Aug 21, 2012 03:56 PM


                          Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, one of the 1st food artists.


                          egg shell artist

                          School of Food Art, amazing and breathtaking work

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                            seamunky RE: meatn3 Nov 26, 2012 01:20 PM

                            landscapes made of food


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                              meatn3 RE: seamunky Nov 26, 2012 03:49 PM

                              Very, very nice! I have seen a few of these before but most of them are wonderfully new to me!

                            2. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Jan 26, 2013 10:50 AM

                              A nice addition by Dan Cretu:


                              1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Mar 3, 2013 05:56 PM

                                This banana art is pretty cool:

                                You could write messages to your kids and mystify them when they unpack their lunchbox!

                                1. Bill Hunt RE: meatn3 Mar 6, 2013 08:57 PM

                                  I often do similar, but the service captain, and the chef, seldom are pleased. Neither is my wife.


                                  1. Caitlin McGrath RE: meatn3 Sep 10, 2013 07:46 PM

                                    I wanted to bring two over from a thread on the Food Media and News board.

                                    Scenes Created with Real Fish Head to Satirize Everyday Life of People: http://www.designswan.com/archives/sc...

                                    Photos from a book called Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World of Big Food; as CH drongo says, be sure to read the captions! (thanks to his post, I'm ordering multiple copies, to keep and give as gifts): http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-33816_162...

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                                      meatn3 RE: Caitlin McGrath Sep 11, 2013 12:12 PM

                                      Thanks for resurrecting this thread! Not sure what it says about me but I just love this sort of thing a little too much.


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                                        HillJ RE: Caitlin McGrath Sep 11, 2013 01:25 PM

                                        Appreciate bringing over one out of the three I originally posted. I thought they would get lost in this older thread...

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                                          HillJ RE: HillJ Sep 11, 2013 01:27 PM


                                          here's another with a very upscale approach to food as wearable art.

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                                            jpr54_1 RE: HillJ Jan 1, 2014 04:29 AM

                                            great pictures

                                      2. NonnieMuss RE: meatn3 Sep 11, 2013 11:11 AM

                                        This guy cracks me up:


                                        Maybe it's not beautiful, but it's fantastically creative.

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                                          meatn3 RE: NonnieMuss Sep 11, 2013 12:10 PM

                                          I had not heard of him before but I absolutely love his humor!
                                          Best laugh I've had in quite some time - thank you.

                                        2. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Dec 31, 2013 05:31 PM

                                          Wishing everyone a happy new year filled with peace and good eats!

                                          (wish I could credit the artist)


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                                            HillJ RE: meatn3 Dec 31, 2013 05:56 PM

                                            meat3, it's Harmless Weapons by Kyle Bean.
                                            Kyle Bean (previously here and here and sure why not even here) has just published some wonderful photos of harmless weapons for an article in CUT Magazine about yarn bombing and guerrilla gardening. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it seems everything this guy designs turns into pure awesome. No pressure or anything. The photos are by Sam Hofman and you can see more on Kyle’s website.

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                                              meatn3 RE: HillJ Dec 31, 2013 06:00 PM

                                              Thanks HillJ! I was hoping someone would know who the artist was.

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                                            HillJ RE: meatn3 Dec 31, 2013 05:58 PM


                                            here's a pretty cool video from The Caketrope of BURTON's Team.

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                                              meatn3 RE: HillJ Dec 31, 2013 06:03 PM

                                              This is absolutely amazing!

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                                                HillJ RE: meatn3 Dec 31, 2013 06:04 PM

                                                I love this kinda thing. There are so many artists dipping into food art now it's really great stuff.

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                                                  meatn3 RE: HillJ Dec 31, 2013 07:16 PM

                                                  That video really needs a warning to only watch while sober!

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                                                    HillJ RE: meatn3 Dec 31, 2013 07:37 PM

                                                    Ha! Yeah anyone who doesn't do well with revolving doors should take note.

                                            2. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Jan 29, 2014 03:01 PM

                                              Laurent Mareschal uses spices to create gorgeous Islamic inspired art. He explains "spice tiles are a deliberate play between ephemerality and the almost subliminal longevity of olfactory memory".



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                                                Caitlin McGrath RE: meatn3 Jan 29, 2014 03:22 PM


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                                                  HillJ RE: meatn3 Jan 29, 2014 03:55 PM


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                                                  HillJ RE: meatn3 Jan 29, 2014 03:58 PM



                                                  When toast is your canvas...or pizza, veg spread...

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                                                    meatn3 RE: HillJ Jan 29, 2014 04:40 PM


                                                  2. hill food RE: meatn3 Jan 29, 2014 04:07 PM

                                                    once I tried weaving textiles with pasta, but found I didn't have the patience.

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                                                      weem RE: meatn3 Jan 30, 2014 03:47 PM

                                                      Jason Mecier creates mosaic portraits out of beans, pasta, and other foods. Plenty of examples in the gallery of his website.

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                                                        HillJ RE: weem Jan 30, 2014 03:52 PM

                                                        Like Kevin Bacon IN bacon

                                                      2. Pata_Negra RE: meatn3 Jan 31, 2014 02:27 AM

                                                        New to me:

                                                        Some of my favs:

                                                        ^^used to come from here (http://www.minimiam.com/fr/gofr.html) but not sure what's happened.)

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                                                          HillJ RE: meatn3 Feb 10, 2014 05:49 PM

                                                          New entry for you.

                                                          1. AntarcticWidow RE: meatn3 Feb 10, 2014 11:40 PM

                                                            I don't know if this fits the topic ... a group of us created a mandala a day the first 12 days of the year. People drew, painted and sketched. All of mine were food related - couldn't help it!

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                                                              meatn3 RE: AntarcticWidow Feb 10, 2014 11:57 PM

                                                              These are a perfect fit! Thanks for sharing them, they're beautiful.

                                                            2. tcamp RE: meatn3 Feb 11, 2014 06:29 AM

                                                              This art is both visual and aural:



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                                                                HillJ RE: tcamp Feb 11, 2014 06:54 AM

                                                                Very cool, this opens up a whole new category in food art for this thread, tcamp!

                                                                In the mid 90's my husband & I saw Bobby McFerrin in Princeton NJ play with a group that played music with all sorts of hollowed out produce. Fun!

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                                                                  meatn3 RE: tcamp Feb 11, 2014 07:54 AM

                                                                  Great idea to link them! I would love to attend a performance. Actually I'd like to be an observer from the produce market to show time!

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                                                                  4X4 RE: meatn3 Feb 19, 2014 07:46 AM

                                                                  I think an awesome barbecue dish would be "Rib Henge." It would be a plate of ribs, cut and arranged like Stonehenge. I actually had a dream that this existed but haven't found any real life examples via google searches. Maybe I'll serve ribs that way the next time I barbecue some.

                                                                  1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Mar 12, 2014 10:14 PM

                                                                    A little sugar buzz from Pip & Pop duo, Nicole Andrijevic & Tanya Schultz :


                                                                    1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Mar 15, 2014 09:44 PM

                                                                      Food maps by New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves and New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin:


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                                                                        1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Mar 26, 2014 06:16 PM

                                                                          Artwork created by the Japanese art collective known as Three:


                                                                          1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Mar 26, 2014 06:29 PM

                                                                            Food & high fashion by Flavio Bonavia:


                                                                            Can not figure out what the material is that was used for the boots...

                                                                            1. ninrn RE: meatn3 Mar 26, 2014 06:37 PM

                                                                              Arne Felix Magold makes stunningly beautiful pieces out of toast cooked to various degrees: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pictu...

                                                                              1. meatn3 RE: meatn3 Apr 7, 2014 11:18 PM

                                                                                Stop motion video:


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