Printer Friendly

Peacasso; ARTIST CREATES EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES ENTIRELY OUT OF FOOD.

Byline: TOM PETTIFOR

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."

GONDOLA

Ravioli balloon carries gondola full of peas, mushrooms, carrots, cauliflower and asparagus on spaghetti strings over basil and parsley foliage

FISHSCAPE

Salmon sea, oysters and crabs for rocks, herbs, marrow boat, curly kale for seaweed, a marrow lighthouse and thyme for foliage

CABBAGE SEA

Sky and sea of red cabbage leaves, boat made out of marrow, with masts, olives for fenders, cargo of peas

CHEESESCAPE

Cheese mountains, broccoli trees, bread stick landing stage, cheese steamer and garlic and celery yachts

CAPTION(S):

THE BIG CHEESE Carl Warner
COPYRIGHT 2009 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 10, 2009
Words:315
Previous Article:Wanted: Good home for me & my 101 pals.
Next Article:Prem star's drive error; LICENCE.
Topics:


Related Articles
Letter: Your Shout - Public sector has nothing to fe.
Culture: Master pieces that fell by the wayside; An exhibition of work by Stanley Spencer, one of Britain's most important and innovative artists,...
Contemporary British fiction and the artistry of space; style, landscape, perception.
Peacasso; ARTIST CREATES AMAZING PICTURES ENTIRELY OUT OF FOOD.
Ghulam Rasuls landscape painting exhibition concludes.
BUSINESS KUDOS.
The hand and the soul; aesthetics and ethics in architecture and art.
Success on the cards for talented artist born with no arms; Peter's work has a festive feeling.
Pippin Drysdale: the Kimberley series the Tanami traces series.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters