Exquisite Food Carving Art Masterpieces
Our parents have always told us not to play with our food, but it seems that artist Daniele Barresi did not take that advice to heart. In fact, he actually excelled at doing the exact opposite and become an award winner in food carving art.
Instead of focusing on the usual materials usually used for carving art, like wood or marble, for instance, Barresi has chosen the unexpected and perishable fruits and vegetables. In a way, by going down this path it’s somewhat reminiscent of the beautiful and extremely intricate mandalas created by Hindu and Buddhist people. Given how much work they put in creating it, once finished they immediately destroy it, thus showing the true beauty in ephemerality.
By using fruits and vegetables as the canvas, as it were, the effect of passing is also felt. And just like the mandalas we’ve talked before, Daniele Barresi’s carving art is exceptionally intricate. The attention to detail is amazing, to say the least, and the level of attention, patience, and concentration is something to envy – figuratively, of course.
Each fruit or vegetable is different in both shape and texture. The density also has an important role to play here, especially given the level of detail. But despite all of these differences between the fruits and vegetables, Barresi is doing his work with almost incredible ease. To create those intricate flower designs and three-dimensional designs, is no easy task, to say the least.
When describing his own work, Barresi has this to say: “When I touch my knife, my mind gives up to the heart and transmits directly to the hands, giving different forms to the decorations. It’s like magic.”
When looking at his carving art, it’s even harder to imagine that you can actually eat them. They would much rather belong in an art gallery than on a plate.