Peacasso; ARTIST CREATES EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES ENTIRELY OUT OF FOOD.
WHEN it comes to creating magical landscapes, artist Carl Warner knows his onions - and his garlic and leeks.
Look closely at his striking scenes and all is not as it first seems. Those craggy mountains are actually crumbly cheese, that luscious grass is cabbage leaves, and the gondolier is a mushroom.
Kent-based photographer Carl shot to fame last year with Foodscapes - pictures made entirely from veg, meat, dairy and fish.
Now he's back with six new scenes, including Gondolier, Cheesescape and Garlicshire, that use even more bizarre ingredients. One, a special commission for a company in China, is formed of Chinese food - even fish stomachs.
"It's called Chinese Junk," explains Carl, 44,"You as the viewer are on a junk looking out at another junk. The sky is pak choi, there are lotus leaves for sails, and lots of unusual things that go into soups, like fish stomachs.
"It will be exhibited in Hong Kong at the end of this month."
Carl shoots each image in layers from foreground to background and sky because the process is timeconsuming and the food wilts. Each element is then put together.
Carl adds: "I need to fool the viewer into thinking it is a real scene at first glance. It's the realisation of what the ingredients are that brings a smile.
"For me, that's the best part."
Ravioli balloon carries gondola full of peas, mushrooms, carrots, cauliflower and asparagus on spaghetti strings over basil and parsley foliage
Salmon sea, oysters and crabs for rocks, herbs, marrow boat, curly kale for seaweed, a marrow lighthouse and thyme for foliage
Sky and sea of red cabbage leaves, boat made out of marrow, with masts, olives for fenders, cargo of peas
Cheese mountains, broccoli trees, bread stick landing stage, cheese steamer and garlic and celery yachts
THE BIG CHEESE Carl Warner
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 10, 2009|
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