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16 tasty works of art made with food

Artist gives new meaning to playing with her food.

“RED” HONG YI is a fan of playing with her food.

The Malaysia- and Shanghai-based artist gave herself a challenge for the month of March: Create a new work of art every day, using only food and a white plate as a backdrop.

“My ‘creativity with food’ series has helped me push the limits of my creativity, and has taught me to work within the confines of a very small area,” she told design blog designboom. “My previous works range from 1 x 2 to 3 x 4 meters. I’ve learned to slice, dice, stir, boil … who would have thought I’d need that to do art!”

Red has been posting the works on her Instagram feed and so far, the results are gorgeous. It’s hard to believe that some of them are made with items commonly found in the fridge.

All pics from Red/Hong Yi

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  • Iconic Campbell's can, made of ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, oyster sauce

  • The Arctic melting, reflected in a melting choc ice

  • A giant squid made of squid and squid ink

  • Oreo lap dogs

  • This tiger is made of carrots, white radish, dried prunes

  • A dragonfruit dragon

  • Hong Yi's version of Hokusai's The Great Wave with long-grain rice and nori

  • Sweet scene made with cherry tomatoes, nori, soy sauce

  • The chicken and the egg

  • A lemon sun warms a tiny garden

  • Edible version of Edvard Munch's The Scream

  • The onion owl

  • Rural scene carved from a single cucumber

  • This one's a three-parter: the story of the Three Little Pigs

  • Huffing and puffing

  • And a surprise ending for the wolf

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