One of the sweetest parts of summer is the availability of fresh watermelon. Many of us are content to simply chow down the succulent fruit. These photos show the work of two different people who turn watermelons into works of edible art (presumably while eating them too).

German DeviantARTist ShadowOfAdriana (first three photos) uses a knife to transform watermelons into beautiful floral sculptures.

Meanwhile in China, Qian Wei Cheng, a 21-year-old student of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University, uses a spoon to create the decidedly more gruesome watermelon art seen in the last four photos. Qian’s edible artwork quickly gained popularity online in China where his internet fans have taken to calling him “Watermelon Man”. Mmm… watermelon brains.

[via Neatorama and Oddity Central]