Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Watermelon Art


Ahhhhh.....summer is here and the watermelon is ripe! I love to eat it, and usually have some on the 4th of July which is coming up. But an art material?!? Well, see for yourself. These images came to me through an email and their source was unidentified. Here was another kind of food art (see coffee art post below!) that is quite successful. The complementary colors of red and green are quite nice. Notice how the artist uses the white part of the rind to create highlights in the composition. I LOVE the sense of movement in the bike and baseball pieces - the lines are so effective! And the depth of space in the architectural piece is subtle but wonderful. How many other types of food lend themselves to artistic expression? It thrills me to see people's love of artistic expression come through the sacredness of food - essential to life just as art is!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I’m amazed that someone was able to do this much with just watermelon! I never thought of food as a carving medium.

Rebecca E, 1 said...

That's really cool! The carvings look as though they pop out at you.I like how people can be so creative with something so simple.

Anonymous said...

Naomi C. (Taylor's shadow)

wow, this is a very interesting and cool use of a watermelon. Do you eat it when you are done with it? I can't imagine how long that would last... maybe an hour or two?

Sad...

:)

Kaylyn said...

Okay, WOW. This is so amazing! I wonder how they do it...? It must be so time consuming and difficult.. now THAT'S art