french artist turns discarded mattresses into oversized ‘street food’
all images courtesy of lor-K

 

 

 

using discarded mattresses found on sidewalks around paris, local street artist lor-K has formed a quirky collection of oversized ‘street food’. for the ongoing project ‘eat me’, lor-K transforms abandoned cushions into sweet and savory sculptural creations, such as waffles, pizza, sandwiches, sushi and a selection of plump pastries. dissected pieces of the mattresses are spray painted and assembled into pizza toppings, like mushrooms and peppers, cheese slices for sandwiches, and a side of wasabi set beside the sushi. while left in their original environment, the food sculptures relay an entirely new context, as passersby observe giant ‘edibles’ rather than discarded domestic objects. see a selection of ‘edible’ objects from the series below, and lor-K in action on the streets of paris at the bottom of the page. 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
a discarded mattress is turned into a waffle 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
cushion stuffing becomes a topping of ‘whipped cream’ 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
the abandoned cushions have been turned into a sculptural pizza slice 

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lor-K in progress on the pizza slice sculpture 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
three pieces of sushi are joined by a side of wasabi 

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the artist cuts and paints pieces of discarded domestic objects 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
a mozzarella and tomato sandwich, placed on toasted cushion baguette 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
a half of a sandwich with sculptural lettuce, cheese and tomato filling

lor-K street food paris mattresses
an old mattress has been turned into a wrap 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
foam cushions are transformed into a layered kebab 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
giant french pastries are placed on the streets of paris

lor-K street food paris mattresses
a multi-layer cake has been made with the discarded foam 

lor-K street food paris mattresses
strawberries and creme are both made from parts of the abandoned mattress