We recently introduced you to the elaborate food carvings of Gaku, who specializes in a Japanese technique known as mukimono. Now the artist, who works with just an x-acto knife, is back with more elaborately patterned pieces of vegetable and fruit art.
Slicing and dicing his way through the delicate flesh of strawberries, lemons, and apples, the carved fruit becomes a piece of sculpture. By using the flesh and rinds to create color contrast, the intricate patterns pop, making the produce too beautiful to eat.
In Japan, these decorative garnishes are used to exemplify the four seasons. It's thought that the artful produce not only improves the appearance of the cuisine, but aids in improving flavor. Certainly the geometrically sliced fruit and veg has a mouthwatering appearance, with Gaku snacking on his creations once they are finished. Now we're just waiting on a video so we can see how quickly his hands move to execute the work before the fruit turns brown.
Using just an x-acto knife, Japanese artist Gaku creates impressive fruit art bursting with geometric patterns.
Here's a look at Gaku's carving progress on a single apple.