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Who said don’t play with your food?

 

Most people are taught from a young age not  to play with their food but one woman has turned the habit into art.

Vanessa Dualib, 32, has spent four years crafting a range of animals out of various vegetables and fruits in her Sao Paulo studio in Brazil.

They include a friendly elephant carved out of potatoes and a red snake shaped out of a chillies.

Potty: An elephant has been carved out of potatoes by artist Vanessa Dualib at her studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil
 An elephant has been carved out of potatoes by  artist Vanessa Dualib at her studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

To pea or not to pea
An artist called 'peacasso' made from peas
  A Shakespearean actor has been crafted out of pea pods and okra, pictured above, while artist ‘peacasso’  sits down to paint a peatrait, pictured below

 

Giving spice some life: A scorpion has been put together out of a couple of chilli peppers
 A scorpion has been put together out of a couple of chilli peppers

Other creations are a killer whale made from aubergine, fish crafted from pineapple and a pepper scorpion.

Vanessa, a photographer, has made over 120 images to date, with the project still ongoing.

She said: ‘I see a fruit or vegetable that reminds me of an animal.

‘After that I carve some of the details, add  the googly eyes and take the shot.

Spicing things up: A red snake made out of two chilli peppers forms part of the unusual collection of food animals
 A red snake made out of two chilli  peppers forms part of an unusual collection of food animals made by Ms Dualib
A red lobster made from sweet potatoes
A monster made out of a root vegetable
  A red lobster made from sweet  potatoes looks at home on a vegetable sea bed, pictured top, while a monster  has been carved out of a root vegetable, pictured bottom

 

Sprouting wings: A dragonfly made out of peas and mange tout by artist Vanessa Dualib in Sao Paulo, Brazil
 A dragonfly made out of peas and mange tout by artist Vanessa Dualib in Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Long time in the making: A white moray eel has been carved out of a banana as part of an art project it has taken Vanessa Dualib four years to complete
 A white moray eel has been carved out of a banana as part of an art project it has taken Vanessa Dualib  four years to complete

 

Gold fish bowls: 'My proposal is always to try to challenge the perception of whoever is looking at my creations', Vanessa Dualib says
 ‘My proposal is always to try to  challenge the perception of whoever is looking at my creations’, Vanessa Dualib  says

‘I then sometimes create a backdrop scene in Photoshop to go better with the story I am trying to tell.

‘I keep adding more almost on a weekly basis.  Whenever I have the some spare time, I am working on this.’

Vanessa set upon the idea after deciding to combine her three favourite things – photography, food and  humor.

She added: ‘It can be quite challenging sometimes, but always in a good way.

May the force be with you: A Star Wars scene with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader recreated out of carrots
 A Star Wars scene with Luke  Skywalker and Darth Vader recreated out of carrots

 

Sea food: A blowfish swims towards a fishing hook also made out of fruit in this scene created by Vanessa Dualib
A blowfish swims towards a fishing hook also  made out of fruit in this scene created by Vanessa Dualib

 

A vole made out of yam
A hippopotamus made from potatoes
 Vanessa Dualib made this vole out of yam,  pictured above, and a hippopotamus out of potatoes, below

 

Good enough to eat: A llama carved out of cheddar cheese with a grated cheese fur coat
 A llama carved out of cheddar cheese  with a grated cheese fur coat

‘I work with a raw, perishable “media”. And  my proposal is always to try to challenge the perception of whoever is looking  at my creations.

‘The reaction has always been very, very  positive. At the beginning this was a great surprise and one of the things that  kept me working on this project.

‘Somehow, I felt my work and my humor where  able to lighten up the day of people I never met and probably never  will.’

Vanessa has since created a book titled  Brincando com a Comida – ‘Playing with Food’ – showcasing 52 of my  creations.

Living the lime life: Five exotic fruits enjoy tequila shots in a scene called 'limes gone wild'
 Five exotic fruits enjoy tequila  shots in a scene called ‘limes gone wild’

 

Jurassic art: A dinosaur created out of several sweet red potatoes by Vanessa Dualib
A dinosaur created out of several sweet red potatoes by Vanessa Dualib

 

Having a whale of a time: A killer whale made out of a single aubergine leaps into the air in this water scene
 A killer whale made out of a  single aubergine leaps into the air in this water scene

 

A beetroot has been transformed into an octopus with the simply addition of eyes and a carved mouth
A beetroot has been transformed into an octopus with the  simply addition of eyes and a carved mouth

Attribution: Daily Mail

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