Posts Tagged ‘art’


Am I playing with my food?

March 13, 2017

Not me, but Japanese artist Gaku is . . .


“Japan has a rich tradition of food carving called mukimono. If you’ve ever eaten at a fancy restaurant in Japan you might have found a carrot carved into a bunny, garnishing your plate. But in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations.”


“One constraint to carving fruits and vegetables is that sometimes you must work fast. The moment a peel is removed, oxidization will start to discolor your artwork. So, depending on the variety, Gaku’s carvings are probably created within several minutes. Armed with a tool similar to an x-acto knife and a fruit or vegetable from the grocery store, Gaku carves intricate patterns that are often inspired by traditional Japanese motifs.

Gaku points out that the banana is great fruit to practice with because it’s cheap and easy to carve. When asked what he does with all his creations after he’s done, his reply is simple: he eats them. “Except for the banana peel.”

You can see more of Gaku’s creations on his instagram account.”


reposted from Spoon & Tamago


Whose work do I find amazing?

March 2, 2017


More at her website


Why am I stamp collecting?

January 25, 2017


Artist Diana Beltran Herrera has combined her love of nature her fascination with postage stamps in these creations.  The oversized representations of stamps are made entirely of cut paper – fashioned into intricate and accurate depictions of  birds, flowers and leaves.

“I always felt inspired by postage stamps as they are little windows of the world,” said Herrera to Colossal, “specifically those that contain birds which are often traveling around the word. I have collected a few and I felt that I wanted to open those stamps to a much more realistic scale to learn more about that particular animal and its landscape.”


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More of Herrera’s work is here.

Ref: Collosal


Where am I running?

January 18, 2017


Artist Roadsworth (Peter Gibson) has never met a yellow line that he did not think needed improvement.  roads-2



Much more of Roadsworth’s work is here.

From Colossal.


Why am I dancing?

January 11, 2017


This wonderful cement mixer-disco ball is the creation of artist, Benedetto Bufalino.  This installation appeared in December in Lyon, France.  Bufalino’s creativity is not limited to construction machinery.  See more of his work here.  I think all cement mixers should look like this.

Ref.: Colossal


At what am I marveling?

November 28, 2016




“Merging botanical forms from England with the delicate plant shapes from her childhood in Japan, ceramic artist Hitomi Hosono produces delicate layered sculptures that appear as frozen floral arrangements. Often monochromatic, the works are focused on carved detail rather than color—repetition of form making each piece uniquely beautiful.” – Colossal

Hosono works in porcelain.  As a potter myself, I find her work absolutely amazing – and not just a little OCD.





What am I spewing about today?

August 24, 2016


August 24 marks the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD that destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, among others. The number of casualties is not known.

Today is Tattoo Tuesday.  Has someone tattooed the image of Mt. Vesuvius on their body?  Yes, they have . . .