Hey, hipsters. Instead of just eating your precious avocado, did you know that you can use it as an art material as well?
26-year-old Daniele Barresi is an award-winning carving designer based in Sydney. His art is ridiculously intricate and mouth-watering. He specialises in carving, and has just carved some pretty impressive designs into an avocado.
His works are not only limited to avocados. Barresi also does other fruits and veggies, such as pumpkins, melons, and bananas. Each one can take anywhere from 45 minutes to six hours.
I an interview with Mashable, Barresi explained that he started carving seven years ago after seeing food art at a wedding expo.
“From that day I tried to find more information about it and I started with an apple. I saw something which excited me,” he said.
“Day by day, pumpkin by pumpkin, I realised that it was time to participate in a competition to know what people and judges think about my skills.”
The year after he started carving, he placed third in his first competition. Then two consecutive golds in the two years that followed.
And it’s not only the judges who are impressed – the internet is too.
“It was either this or buy a house,” one commenter said, while another added: “The most beautiful thing ever”
Imagine having this guy prepare your dinner… marriage anyone?