Foodscapes: Artist Makes Landscapes Out of Food
January 25, 2013 Leave a Comment
I’m a big fan of unique and bizarre artwork. Originality is the most important thing to me when observing art, and I’m sure this is the case for many other fans of unique art. When I first discovered Carl Warners art I was in shock. The landscapes that he makes out of food are simply amazing – so amazing that I first doubted it. There was no way that these landscapes were made out of real food. They looked like paintings, drawings or even digitally made pictures on Photoshop. But I was wrong.
According to his website:
The ‘Foodscapes’ are created in Carl’s London studio where they are built on top of a large purpose-built triangular table top. The scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background and sky as the process is very time-consuming and so the food quickly wilts under the lights. Each element is then put together in post production to achieve the final image.
“ Although I’m very hands on with my work, I do use model makers and food stylists to help me create the sets. I tend to start with a drawing which I sketch out in order to get the composition worked out, this acts as a blue print for the team to work to.”
Once the drawing is agreed upon, Carl then works out what each part of the scene will be made from, and working with his food stylist they together determine the best ingredients to work with in order to achieve his aims.