Food waste may not sound like the most beautiful thing, and it’s not, but that doesn’t mean it’s not turning heads in the art world.
Dimitri Tsykalov’s macabre fruit and vegetable skull carvings show a gruesome picture of unwanted food.
Another art piece inspired by the excessive food waste in society is these baguette tables created by Studio Rygalik for the event the “Bread Experience”. The aim of this project was to create discussion around food waste.
Another group of artists, the New Glue Society, created perhaps an even more politically minded piece. Their installation, ” More Than Ten Items Or Less” at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, consisted of a produce shop displaying the average food waste of an Australian household. the fruit was displayed as a normal shop, but was left untouched and rotting over the course of a week. The piece caused some controversy, which was the point, confronting and disturbing viewers with the reality of their own waste.
For more Dimitri Tsykalov’s art: dimitritsykalov.com
For more on Baguette tables from Studio Rygalik: http://www.studiorygalik.com/baguette-tables–vienna-design-week/
See more on “More Than Ten Items Or Less” at http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2013/october/more-than-ten-items-or-less
Want to see more posts on food waste artists? Check out our previous posts on Klaus Pichler, Uli Westphal and Gregg Segal