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.”
Last article on me ❤?? ?? #proudofmyself 26-year-old Daniele Barresi is a world champion food sculptor with many other titles under his belt, but some of his most impressive creations are actually carved out of soap bars. Just take a look at what he can do with a simple food sculpting knife. Barresi discovered his talent for sculpting very early in his life. At age 7, he was already carving fruits and vegetables, and his skills improved as he grew and practiced. After completing his compulsory education, he was admitted at an art high-school in Reggio Calabria, but had to drop out for personal reasons. Five years later, his other passion, cooking, led him to the IPSSAR of Villa San Giovanni “Professional Cook Institute”, where he was able to use his artistic talents to graduate with a score of 88/100. It was here that he discovered his talent for sculpting various foods into detailed works of art. Daniele went on to win several several medals in international food sculpting competitions, and establish himself as one of the most talented food artists in the world. He didn’t stop there, though. In a quest to diversify his artistic portfolio, he searched for various mediums to unleash his skills on, and that’s how he discovered the simple bar of soap. And while his various food carvings are certainly impressive, I dare say that his soap masterpieces are even better. “It’s like magic,” Barresi says about his artistic process. “When I touch my knife, my mind gives up to the heart and it transmits directly, to the hands, giving different forms to the decorations.” For more of Daniele Barresi’s amazing soap and food sculptures, check out his official website and his Instagram page. And if you want to learn how to make your own artworks, his YouTube tutorials are a good place to start. For more advance lessons, you’ll have to take some carving classes with the master himself, at Dany’s Art School, in Italy. http://www.odditycentral.com/art/italian-artist-sculpts-bars-of-soap-into-intricate-artworks.html
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?