Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the refrigerator and the market provide him with all kinds of creative motivation to produce new artwork. The talented artist says, “All objects and things around us daily are possible subjects for me. The challenge is to transform a common object that we don’t notice anymore into something unusual, alive, and appealing.”
Across the span of only a few hours, Cretu’s imagination runs wild to produce these vivid displays of color. He says it is important to work quickly and diligently to sculpt before the foods become dried out and turn brown. By cutting, carving, slicing, and arranging fragmented foods, the talented artist achieves incredibly recognizable objects like a box of matches, a camera, an old cassette, and a soccer ball–all of which look good enough to eat!