Art as Food

Ever wanted to play with your food? You are not alone! But time and time again we are told not to play, or we will go without. *Insert sad face* Luckily, times are finally changing… Play with your food! We are giving you permission! We want you to share your creative side with us.

Food, art and love have always shared a close relationship, remember food is the art of love and don’t forget the way to a mans heart is through his stomach!

It was 16th Century renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo who truly began this exceptional art revelation. He used food to create a mosaic images, though his work was in paint, not made of food itself. His work had a surreal quality to it, but he was before his time, and the time of the Surrealist Art movement. We are in no doubt that it was he who inspired some of the food artists of today!

Today we see more and more food related television shows that focus on creating beautiful looking food. Incredible food artists include, Jim Victor, who sculpts butter into life-size figures of horses, children, and of course, cows. Not only does he work with butter, but also chocolate, cheese and huge mounds of fruit and veg!

The Telegraph also recently featured Carl Warner, who uses every food substance possible to create foodscapes- landscapes from food, before photographing them. He begins his process by sketching out the scenes first, and uses pins and super glue to hold together his creations.

The popular BBC program The One Show also recently covered a latte art competition that took place. This is another food/drink related revelation taking the world by storm. Other shows include ChoccyWoccyDooDah who sculpt in chocolate to enhance their ambitious but also delectable cakes.

Get involved! Share your food art with us. #Urbaneat or tweet us your pictures @urbaneat