20 posts tagged Vegetables
20 posts tagged Vegetables
These gorgeous dresses are part of an awesome series entitled Wearable Foods. Created by Korean artist Yeonju Sung, each of these beautiful garments was elaborately made of edible materials such as red peppers, eggplants, bananas, green onions, lotus roots, white radishes, tomatoes, and red cabbage. The bottom two pieces are made of bubble gum.
While one may categorically define Sung’s good-enough-to-eat collection as sculptural foodwear, it is just as much a photographic series. The artist explains, “I create my own world of reality by generating a completely different set of images that contradict the conventional notion of food and clothes. As time goes by, the food from my work do go through a progression of disappearance due to the nature of food and gets gradually changed into the hideous state fading its shape and color in the process…”
For a series of photos entitled Hunger Pains, New York-based photographer Ted Sabarese dressed his models in foods they were personally craving: bread, pasta, meat, vegetables, fruit and, our personal favourite, waffle pants.
The Geyser of Awesome salutes anyone who not only loves waffles so much that they’d wear them as a garment, but also be able to pull off the wearing off them with as much style as the beautifully-bearded model photographed by Ted Sabarese. We are impressed and hungry. We’d gladly take a serving of what each one of these models is wearing. (Followed by seconds of the waffles.)
[via Design Taxi]
Chinese artist Liu Bolin (previously featured here), master of creative camouflage and real-life invisible man, has returned with a new series of photos entitled Hiding in the City, currently on exhibition at the Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris through March 10, 2013.
If you aren’t already familiar with Liu Bolin’s awesome artwork, you should know that there are no post-production tricks used to create these images. The artist is able to hide himself within these urban scenes thanks to a talented team of assistants who reference photos of the areas behind him when painting him from head-to-toe so that he seems to disappear completely into the background, no matter what that background might be.
“My intention was not to disappear in the environment but instead to let the environment take possession of me”, he says. Bolin’s intent is not to simply hide himself as an individual but suggests the works are statement regarding damage caused by economic and urban development.
“Eyelash jewelry is made by hand-weaving tiny glass beads onto ultra thin wire. This creates a light-weight, flexible band that can be formed to the shape of any eye. Simply bend the jewelry into the proper shape, apply a thin layer of adhesive, and press it directly above your eyelashes.”
How would you react if your walked into the produce section of your local market and encountered a deer or a rabbit eyeing the veg? Indonesia-based photographer Agan Harahap has created a wonderfully whimsical, yet also poignant, series of photos entitled Garden Fresh, depicting wild animals in grocery stores, perhaps browsing the aisles for their favourites foods just as you would.
Agan Harahap describes his work:
“It is like a fable about a journey undertaken by the animals when they venture into our daily lives. The animals are confronted by a new reality that is in conﬂict with their natural habits and habitats… The animals are stripped of their own identities and are used as empty vessels to be ﬁlled with the human drama of parody, satire and allegory. We cannot help but see animals from a human vantage point, and therefore in some sense all the works in the present exhibition are actually about us.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]
From the Department of Awesome Anthropomorphic Foodstuffs come these wonderful photos taken by a farmer in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, who unearthed a daikon radish that strongly resembles a figure swinging its arms and running for its life. It looks like it would be right at home as a creature in a Miyazaki film.
The imaginative farmer, who goes by the twitter handle @konsai_umemama, decided that such a fantastic vegetable deserves a more interesting fate than ending up on someone’s plate. And so they’ve set about placing the radish in a variety of humourous situations and then taking these great photos.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
If you’ve been following the Geyser of Awesome for a while you’ll know we are fascinated by anthropomorphism. So we were delighted to discover that recent work by one of our favourite painters contains more than a few anthropomorphic delights.
As I Promised You is an awesome painting by Nicoletta Ceccoli for an upcoming show at the wonderful Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle, WA, entitled “Girls Don’t Cry”, which will also be featuring the work of Lynne Naylor. The show opens Saturday January 14th.
[via Arrested Motion]