While most of us look at a piece of fruit and see a potential snack, Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees potential artwork. He transforms all sorts of food - fruit, vegetables, seeds, and even cured meats, into elaborate and whimsical sculptures.

Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the refrigerator and the market provide him with all kinds of creative motivation to produce new artwork. The talented artist says, “All objects and things around us daily are possible subjects for me. The challenge is to transform a common object that we don’t notice anymore into something unusual, alive, and appealing.”

Dan has learned to work quickly and carefully to that his edible materials are still fresh and bright when it’s time to photographed the finished sculptures.

Follow Dan Cretu here on Tumblr to check out more of his awesome edible artwork.

[via My Modern Metropolis]