New Elaborately Carved Food Transforms Produce into Works of Art

Avocado Carving Fruit Art by Gaku

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.

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Here's a look at Gaku's carving progress on a single apple.

Fruit Art by Gaku
Gaku: Instagram
h/t: [Colossal]

All images via Gaku.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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