January 8, 2009 6:45 PM   Subscribe

Amazing Food Art by Carl Warner My mind was going to these places as I pushed my mashed potatoes around on my plate with my fork as a kid.
posted by lottie (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy these, and he's got a great imagination and expends a lot of effort making these, but II can't help but think that they're kind of kitschy.
posted by empath at 7:18 PM on January 8, 2009

What I guess I mean is that they're utterly unchallenging and easy to like, like dogs playing poker.
posted by empath at 7:20 PM on January 8, 2009

Totally. I think he's got a great career ahead of him creating margarine ads or something. Actually, I thought that they would have been better without any kind of digital trickery. I do like the fish water harbour though.
posted by lottie at 7:23 PM on January 8, 2009

posted by subgear at 7:45 PM on January 8, 2009

Children's books would be a good outlet for these, too. I loved them!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:53 PM on January 8, 2009

It's missing the classic mashed potato gravy volcano complete with the screaming villagers and the houses being dissolved in the gravy flow.

I must confess I never built the little village at the bottom until I saw Calvin do it in Calvin and Hobbes.
posted by Pseudology at 12:35 AM on January 9, 2009

The original food artist.
posted by scblackman at 5:19 AM on January 9, 2009

Food Art is awesome and is one of the coolest American contributions to the global art scene. It is a testament to our standard of living that we Americans have so much food we don't even have to eat it. We can make art out of it. I can assure you that more than one person from a third world country has expressed admiration in our abilities.

You should see the way they also marvel at our Penicillin Sculptures and some or our more cutting-edge AIDS Medication Mosaics.
posted by flarbuse at 6:05 AM on January 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

they're all good, but this is fantastic.
posted by es_de_bah at 7:38 AM on January 9, 2009

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