Food Art – Mike McCarey

Knight

Mike McCarey is a God among pastry chefs for his innovative abilities to recreate any object from cake. His showpieces are sculpted, airbrushed and generally perfect replicas of what they’re meant to represent. In 1993, he opened his own shop “Mike’s Amazing Cakes” in Washington state and he’s been shaping sugar, butter, batter and chocolate ever since.  His cake art has several guidelines which he follows religiously: the object/concept presented should be as accurate (realistic) or as animated as possible and should have a unique perspective. His cakes have won... Read The Rest →

Food Art – Jim Victor

Mother and Children

Jim Victor creates food art on a whole different scale and using a very temperamental medium – butter. The 63 year old sculptor from Pennsylvania, US, has created a special workshop where the ambient temperature is always 13C. This temperature allows his butter to have the consistency of modelling clay and therefore making work a little easier for the artist. His creations often take epic proportions and up to a month to create, depending on their complexity. The sculptor has also done work with chocolate, cheese and various fruits and... Read The Rest →

Food Art – Dan Cretu

Salami tape

Romanian artist Dan Cretu has very unusual ways of portraying everyday items through food. His photographs and art pieces are very colourful, provocative and generally completely edible. The artist started with a replica of a bicycle assembled entirely from an orange and since then he hasn’t been able to look at food in the same way. Although he hasn’t opened a gallery exhibition yet, this Bucharest-based artist has a fast growing internet fan base. All images are from Dan’s tumbler site http://dancretu.tumblr.com/

Food Art – Shay Aaron

Black Forest Cake Necklace

So this is a little unusual since this artist doesn’t use food to create his art pieces but his creations always end up looking like food, in miniature. Shay Aaron is a 24 year old jewellery designer from Israel who creates Mini Food Jewels. His creations are mostly made from polymer clay that has been painted and glazed and they reflect popular food items. Who wouldn’t want banana earrings or a macaron ring?! His art pieces are available for sale (and shipped to Toronto) from his Etsy shop and are quite... Read The Rest →

Food Art – Carl Warner

Vegetable Food Vase

Carl Warner is a famous British photographer whose rise to fame was thanks to his Foodscapes series. These photographs consists of food landscapes made from fruit, vegetables,bread, meat, fish, cheese, herbs and condiments. He assembles these compositions in his London studio using the finest specimens of whatever foodstuff he is currently working with. Each photograph deserves a few extra seconds spent looking at the finer details of the materials used and the amazing play on colours and textures. All images are courtesy of http://www.carlwarner.com  (check out the “otherscapes” section to see his... Read The Rest →

Food Art – Hong Yi (aka Red)

"...and that's how the third pig REALLY got away"

Hong Yi is a Malaysian artist that likes painting pictures through unconventional methods. She experiments with a certain material for an entire month creating beautiful works of art almost every day. If you check her out, look at her flower petal collection since it’s pretty wild. For our sake, I’m just going to focus on her 30 Days of Food series. Her guidelines for this art project were straightforward: everything on display must be edible and displayed on a simple white dish. The images are courtesy of http://www.ohiseered.com which is Hong Yi’s personal... Read The Rest →

Food Art – Beth Galton

Images courtesy of bethgalton.com

I think it’s time we had a little culture on Notes on a Meal so I’ve decided to post some “Food Art” that we can all feast our eyes on. Some of it may be strange but it all sure looks tasty! I hope you enjoy this neat little Notes on a Meal feature and please feel free to recommend artists you may know of. We’ll start with Beth Galton. She is a New York based still life (focusing on food) photographer with photographs used by food production giants such... Read The Rest →

 
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