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The combination of food and art used is a fascinating one. Perusing (Oh how I love that word) The Telegraph online the other day, I stumbled across this amazing artist named Carl Warner who is famous for creating Foodscapes, and his work really is incredible. Whole scenes with spectacular visual impact are created using layers upon layer of food phototography – “don’t play with your food” goes right out the window here, and so rightly it should. I was intrigued by the creativity and sheer quality of his pieces, and if I had the money (and a house) I would literally buy his entire print collection to decorate my walls. I can wish. I think I will have to console myself with his book when it is released in october instead.

Carl Warners Food Landscapes or Foodscapes

Carl Warners Food Landscapes or Foodscapes

Carl Warners Food Landscapes or Foodscapes

Foodscapes: Carl Warner (He can even make bacon look good!?!)

In more literal food terms, I also read recently about the launch of the man vs food programme, for which a giant picnic had been created by a 10 chefs over a period of a week. Although perhaps not something you would want on your walls, food used in advertising is commonplace; which as much as you may hate ads, are ia skilled art form in themselves. Take for example the 2007 Skoda advert – a whole car made entirely from cake components. How I would have liked to be there for the aftermass of that one.
Food and art go hand in hand. Chefs often claim artistic licenses over their plates but it is even more exciting to discover food used in much more obsure and interesting art forms.

Further Food Art viewing:

Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle (beautiful models involving food)

Prudence Emma Staite (created pieces for the Smartie Art exhibition to promote the return of the all natural blue smartie!)

Bompas and Parr (Wibble wobble wibble wobble jelly art on a plate… Exhibiting at The Big Chill festival next week – I will make sure to seek out their work whilst I am there)

Jason Mecier (Celebrity Portraits made from sweets and junk food – I wonder if they aprove of all this food in their faces…)

Cossimo Cavallaro (Excellent sculptures made from various food materials – chocolate,cheese, ham. You name it, he has probably created a sculture from it)

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