10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

Food art, not to be confused with the culinary arts, requires the use of food as the main component of an artistic creation. Over the years, this unique form of expression has proven an ever-expanding enterprise, incorporating candy, vegetables and fruits in various colors, shapes and sizes.

Including everything from Larry King’s likeness done with Jelly Belly beans to a recreation of Van Gogh’s self-portrait using leeks, the artwork below is sure to whet your appetite—for art, dinner or maybe even both.

Lotus Leaf

Rendered in canned goods

incredible eatable artwork example 03 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

The structure above, created in 2005 by Platt Byard Dovell White Architects LLP, is made from 5,000 cans of sliced bamboo shoots and stuffed vine leaves. It’s one of several works to come out of Canstruction—a trademark charity event and design/build competition under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration. The challenge? To build large structures made of unopened food cans, which are later donated to city-registered food banks.

President Barack Obama

Rendered in cereal

incredible eatable artwork example 04 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

This mosaic of President Barack Obama, created by Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev of CerealArt.com, showcases a slew of sugary cereals including Honeycomb, Life and Froot Loops. The company, which is inspired by 3D visual art and consumer culture, wanted to make a commentary about the president’s iconic and commercial appeal, much in line with Thomas’ other work, which typically deals with the complex issues of race, identity, class and history in the age of consumerism.

“Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat”

Rendered in leeks

incredible eatable artwork example 05 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

The above artwork, inspired by one of Vincent van Gogh’s many self-portraits, was displayed at the Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery from November 23, 2008 to January 22, 2009 as part of Chinese artist Ju Duoqi’s exhibit titled The Vegetable Museum. In the series, Duoqi recreates Western masterpieces using common Chinese cuisine ingredients—including tofu, cabbage, ginger, lotus roots, coriander and sweet potato—then photographs them for gallery and museum showings.

Landscape

Rendered in bread and cheese

incredible eatable artwork example 06 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

Created by London-based photographer Carl Warner, this food-scape is one of many images in a series that features foodie creations, such as pea pod boats, strawberry hot air balloons, salmon seas and Parmesan cliffs. Once designed, the setting is photographed and touched up to create original photographic works of art. In the picture above, loaves of bread were used to depict mountains among a cove of sliced-bread cobblestones and cheese boulders.

Larry King

Rendered in Jelly Belly jelly beans

incredible eatable artwork example 07 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

Displayed in The Jelly Belly Museum of Bean Art, the above mosaic of Larry King was created by Peter Rocha—who passed away in 2004. For each of his mosaics, Rocha placed the candy pieces on a layer of varnish, allowed it to dry and then covered the beans with more varnish—thus preventing bugs from appreciating his masterwork in a more literal way. This particular portrait uses around 10,000 jelly beans in a variety of flavors, including blueberry, which was used for the suspenders.


“Gold Marilyn Monroe”

Rendered in Nestlé Smarties

incredible eatable artwork example 09 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

This candy-filled creation, replicating one of Andy Warhol’s most famous silkscreen paintings, is made with a sugar-coated chocolate candy that is primarily sold throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. The work, created by photo artist Prudence Emma Staite of FoodIsArt.co.uk, was part of the Smartie Art Exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London. The exhibit marked the relaunch of the blue Smartie, which was used for Monroe’s eyeshadow in this work of art.

“Toaster”

Rendered in toasted bread

incredible eatable artwork example 10 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

This 14.5 x 16.5-inch mosaic by Ingrid Falk and Gustavo Aguerre was made entirely of toast—specifically, 3,053 slices with varying degrees of toastedness, including shades of white, beige, tan, ochre, rust and black. The two artists are known for using bread and food as a recurring theme in their artwork. This piece, which took several days of toasting—and the use of multiple friends’ toasters—to complete, was displayed at the Galleria Milano in Milan, Italy, in October and November 1999.

“Mona Lisa”

Rendered in chocolate

incredible eatable artwork example 08 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

Since 1989, food artist Jean Zaun has been crafting paintings composed entirely of chocolate, food color, edible gold sugars and confectionery glaze. Above is his rendition of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait, which is painted on a white chocolate “canvas” base, bordered with a dark chocolate frame and finished with a confectionery glaze. Would make a very nice chocolate gift.

Anne Robinson

Rendered in cake and biscuits

incredible eatable artwork example 02 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

In spring 2008, a different kind of European art exhibit was unveiled for the launch of BBC’s on-demand TV service. For the event, they asked artist Prudence Emma Staite, founder of FoodIsArt.co.uk, to depict legendary British TV characters or shows in “paintings” made of food. Above is a portrait of Anne Robinson, most famous for her role as the host of The Weakest Link , crafted from cake and biscuits.

Eminem

Rendered in M&M’s

incredible eatable artwork example 01 in 10 Incredible Eatable Artwork Examples

Crafted out of more than 1,000 M&M’s, including rare pale blue and white varieties, this 40 x 30-inch portrait of the Detroit rapper weighs in at eight pounds and was made by candy artist Enrique Ramos. The photo, bought by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, is now on display at their Gallery of Unusual Art in Gatlinburg, Tennessee—hanging amongst a befitting collection of artwork that includes a portrait of Princess Diana made of lint and a portrait of Michael Jackson rendered in gumballs.

You MUST see cool photo galleries handpicked for YOU!

Become a fan on Facebook
Follow Chill Out Point on Twitter
Subscribe to feeds

Get Updates On Our Fun Images and Creative Artwork

Follow Chill Out Point on Facebook Follow Chill Out Point on Twitter Follow Chill Out Point on Twitter

Awesome Images:

Connect yourself with Chill Out Point to get daily updates!

SUBSCRIBE to Chill Out Point's News Feed to receive our fun articles as soon as we publish them. Don't forget to join our online communities on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

Newest fun stories available on Chill Out Point's news feed !

Chill Out Point - Exclusive Updates News Feed

Don't leave! Plenty more fun ahead! Chill out some more with super interesting stories from our
Chill Out Point - Fun Stories and Creative Art/Design

The Best Articles For Chilling Out With

WTF Girls: Photographed at Just the Right Moment WTF Girls: Photographed at Just the Right Moment Girls are usually calm and sensible creatures. But there comes a time in every girls life when things get out of control. It is at that time that it is of utmost importance to have a digital camera with you and capture moments on photographs that will last for eternity. To the greatest joy of whole of mankind (and I really mean MAN kind :) Enjoy this photo gallery with funny moments when girls show their wild side.
Think These Are Photoshopped? Guess again Think These Are Photoshopped? Guess again I understand if you feel like it is hard to be amazed by anything you see on the internet these days, when you know for a fact that any teenager with a computer and a copy of Adobe Photoshop or other photo manipulation software can put together a fake photograph in a couple of minutes. The modern technology, computers and gadgets have brought such endless possibilities to modern society that anything is possible with the right equipment and the pinch of photography skills, technology know-how and creativeness. Which would make you completely
20 Most Hilarious Movie Poster Remakes 20 Most Hilarious Movie Poster Remakes Have you ever wondered what would you get if you took a character from one blockbuster movie and make a poster for another movie featuring that character? Let's say you mix different, irreconcilable genres (horror and comedy, thriller and romance), or take celebrities to star in your favorite movie or just add your own creative touch to the movie poster.The outcome would be the funniest movie poster ever! See this amazing gallery of 20 most hilarious movie poster remakes. Amazing stuff...
Top 50 Photos Taken at The Perfect Time Top 50 Photos Taken at The Perfect Time To make a perfect photograph you need a good camera, steady arm, a lot of luck and a perfect moment. A perfect moment is an extraordinary point in time when something happens that is worth capturing and making immortal for the benefit of whole human kind. Check out the coolest photo gallery we have compiled for you; these are top 50 photos taken at the perfect time.
Wedding Photos That Will Never Be in Your Wedding Album Wedding Photos That Will Never Be in Your Wedding Album Some wedding photos were simply never meant to end up in the wedding photo album...The wedding photographers that took these pictures deserve to be punished for keeping some of these. But than, we wouldn't be able to laugh at this funny photos, wouldn't we?

Check Out The Most Viewed Stories Today

The Incredible Art of Origami The Incredible Art of Origami Done in 11 hours work by two hands including several hundred folds; that's basics of origami! Origami, which originated in Japan in the early-half of the 16th century, is now one of the most popular forms of creative expression. An art form that’s interesting for everyone from a six year old to a sixty-six year old. Origami is one of the oldest and most fun filled activities that can be done by children as well as adults. It teaches hand eye coordination and patience, which is something everyone can use. Done b
Top 10 private jets - Billionaires unlashed Top 10 private jets - Billionaires unlashed When air travel is in question, the rich and famous fly in their own private jets. Equipped with luxurious interiors to suit their delicate taste, these private planes such as Cessna, Boeing, or Convair, make the trips their wealthy owners more comfortable and enjoyable. So, next time you fly in economy class I bet you’ll think about these lucky guys. 10. Donald Trump and his Boeing 727-23 Originally operated by American Airlines, this 1968 vintage jet was reconfigured to hold 23, with pale leather armchairs, gold plated seatbelt b
Name of Thy God is Alcohol Name of Thy God is Alcohol It’s almost time for New Year’s Eve party! Every year, boys and girls go extra wild on New Year’s Eve without caring what may happen to them. While it’s a happy day for us to welcome the year of 2011, make sure you don’t get too drunk in the party or you may end up looking like these poor victims below.
Top 18 Funniest Costumes to Get Arrested in Top 18 Funniest Costumes to Get Arrested in Top 18 Funniest Costumes to Get Arrested in. People decided to break the law in funny costumes. Amusing stuff. Their lawyers can question their sanity.

See What Chillers Found Interesting in Last 30 Days

Celebrities Before and After Photoshop Celebrities Before and After Photoshop This is an interesting look at celebrities photos before and after photoshop. These can give you a feel of what it takes for a person to look beautiful at all times. No wonder we, ordinary people, are left with a great deal of pressure of looking our best at all times, a high goal that is impossible to reach. Impossible even for our God-like role-models. These are mostly used in magazines, posters and given the photoshop treatment from their original source. As you can notice these are small tweaks that were applied on photographs a
WTF Girls: Photographed at Just the Right Moment WTF Girls: Photographed at Just the Right Moment Girls are usually calm and sensible creatures. But there comes a time in every girls life when things get out of control. It is at that time that it is of utmost importance to have a digital camera with you and capture moments on photographs that will last for eternity. To the greatest joy of whole of mankind (and I really mean MAN kind :) Enjoy this photo gallery with funny moments when girls show their wild side.
5 Weirdest Creatures Ever Found 5 Weirdest Creatures Ever Found Weird creatures tend to show their faces on the planet Earth. Thanks to the Internet we are able to see a lot of freaky unexplainable photos of creatures we are tempted to call monsters. These are, as we see them, top 5 weirdest creatures ever found on the face of the Earth. Piglet With Monkey’s Face The animal has a simian jaw, bulging forehead, small snout and eyes that are so close together that they appear almost attached. Its front legs are much shorter than its back legs, causing it top hop rather than walk on all fours li
31 Crazy and Funny Sports Photos Taken at The Right Moment 31 Crazy and Funny Sports Photos Taken at The Right Moment Sport is not only good for your health but can also improve your sense of humor as it provides lots of material for fun blog like this one! I understand that a bit unfair to laugh at athletes while they are doing their job – after all we all look stupid sometimes! I bet you can’t resist laughing at these funny and crazy sports images taken at the right moment. I have to admit these are quite addictive.
Top 50 Photos Taken at The Perfect Time Top 50 Photos Taken at The Perfect Time To make a perfect photograph you need a good camera, steady arm, a lot of luck and a perfect moment. A perfect moment is an extraordinary point in time when something happens that is worth capturing and making immortal for the benefit of whole human kind. Check out the coolest photo gallery we have compiled for you; these are top 50 photos taken at the perfect time.