Japanese Artist Sculpts Unique Creations out of Bananas

Posted on October 24, 2011

If you want to make it as an artist, apparently the thing to do is make sculptures out of fruit.

Enter Japanese artist Keisuke Yamada, an artist who sculpts a variety of things out of bananas, using only a spoon and a toothpick. His subjects include popular cartoon character Marge Simpson, the Greek god Poseidon, and the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley.

The Poseidon sculpture is perhaps the most impressive, as it depicts banana horses and the god of the sea holding a sceptre. But what makes all of this so impressive? The speed.

Due to bananas’ tendency to rot pretty quickly, Yamada must carve his creations within about a half-hour. Any longer and he runs the risk of the bananas becoming unusable.

Once he’s done carving them, they get eaten. At least he takes photos beforehand.


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