foodscapes by carl warner: a feast for the eyes foodscapes by carl warner: a feast for the eyes
aug 22, 2013

foodscapes by carl warner: a feast for the eyes

edible landscapes by carl warner: a feast for the eyes

all images courtesy of carl warner




london-based photographer carl warner uses bits and pieces of food as the medium for his still-life photography landscape series. the detailed and intricate set of scenes are built entirely from ingredients: cubed fruits and vegetables, loaves of bread, fresh fish, and deli meats are just a selection of the edibles integrated into each setting. heaps of crusty bread are reinterpreted as mountian-scapes, and spaghetti strands assume the form of a river’s tide. warner and his team meticulously assemble the culinary elements piece by piece, creating interpretations of renowned architectural structures, like the taj mahal and the great wall of china, human figures ranging from gondola drivers to cowboys, and vistas of sweeping vast deserts to a tiny tuscan marketplace.


the video below exposes warner’s creative process during the making of one of his foodscapes, beginning with sketches of the layout of the overall scene, then identifying which food product would most closely and realistically resemble a part of a real environment:



making uncle ben’s ads
video courtesy of carl warner


‘chinese junk’



‘the rialto bridge’



‘lettuce seascape’



‘cabbage sea’



‘celery island’


‘fishscape 1’



  • WOW
    just WOW :)))))))))))))))))))))))

    Paedra says:
  • I wonder if he realizes that there are many people who would be delighted to eat the food he uses making this art. While amazing, it seems thoughtless.

    James Smith says:
  • @James: while these pieces could literally feed people (if not computer assisted in the first place), all art is made from some sort of resource whether that be physical, monetary, or in the time and human effort that goes into them. Should we abstain from all art because those resources could be better spent feeding people? Finishing my plate of food will not help someone in Africa nor would the food in this art have made a direct impact on the global systems (political and economic) that impact food distribution and that result in starvation for some and abundance for others.

    Kevin Sweeney says:
  • For Maureen Desmond

    Nancy Forrester says:
  • SOoooooooo cool , I like it especially the onion taj mahal.

    Jack Smith says:

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