Monday, December 6, 2010

Feast Your Eyes on This - Incredible Foodscapes!

By nature, artists tend to see the world differently than other people - and it never stops amazing me! I recently came across a London artist named, Carl Warner. He uses food to create landscapes, cityscapes, people and more. If you look closely, you'll see every object in each of the pieces is something edible.

Warner says he see's trees and bushes when he looks at broccoli and celery. He says his only problem is creating sky, since there's no blue food.

He loves fat loaves of artisan bread, where he see's the bubbles as rocks and stones of all shapes and sizes. He uses them to build mountains, roads to create each detailed piece.

Smoked salmon is used below to show a sunset reflecting on a body of water. A lot of time goes into planning each piece.

When I see food, I think of eating it and how good it might taste. Not Warner. He see's sculpture and creates what he calls foodscapes. The details are stunning!

I'm a more traditional mixed media artist who uses paint, collage and lots of pretty pens and pencils. I feel sort of boring compared to Warner.

 Here's the artist at work.

There's no paint here, just colorful, well placed food, beautifully photographed.

Learn more about Warner and see more of his outstanding originals on his website, here. He has some stunning foodscape video's too. He also has two books for sale here.


  1. wow,that is wonderful, but now Im hungry for some steamed veggies :)

  2. For more foodie art, check out the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who lived in the 1500s. He painted a bunch of portraits using realistic flower, vegetables and plants.
    There is an exhibit of his work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.