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Artist Carves Creations Into Vegetables

After looking at Gaku’s Instagram account, it is hard to believe that some of these pieces of art are actually vegetables.

Mukimono is the Japanese art form that challenges the artist to carve intricate designs into food. This is an old tradition stemming from the sixteenth century and would be used to decorate tables. By using “fine precision knives” artists can cut interesting textures into anything.

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Some of the most common vegetables used in this style of art are: carrots, turnips, radishes, cucumbers, eggplants, onions, peppers and squash. Types of fruit that can be used include: melon, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, papaya and orange.

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Once an artist has completed the carving, the fruit of vegetable is typically used as a garnish on a dish. The best part? These creations are completely edible - take that Mona Lisa!

 

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Even though this art form has been around for years, it has been making waves recently on social media. Artist Gaku practices Mukimono and posts his complete creations to his Instagram account. His account, which goes by the name “gakugakugakugakugaku1”, currently has over twenty thousand followers. Gaku’s artwork has astounded and, even made certain people uncomfortable.

 

Individuals who have trypophobia have thought over wise about the art. Trypophobia is the phobia of “irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.” Yes, that is a real thing and those who have this fear are speaking out against the artist’s creations. Some people have stated “this is terrifying” while others claim to be “pissed off” by the carvings.

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mirel on Twitter

@Colossal this makes me want to vomit idk why

DreamingLotus on Twitter

@Colossal @modelady24 This triggers some serious chills in my body for some reason. Its almost creepy.

 

Luke @ Dying ? on Twitter

This kind of pisses me off and I don't know why https://t.co/Wh8VSpb2wg

 

Well, art is supposed to make people talk! Want to make your own creations? Specialty knives do exist and are available for purchase online. Some other pieces of equipment one must have previous to their designs are peel zesters, pairing knives, and melon ballers.

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Make sure to do a quick YouTube search! There are a variety of videos online that can inform you on how to make the designs. Good luck and hopefully you will not make too make people uncomfortable with your art.

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Sarah Harley is a Hufflepuff living in the NYC area. When she is not talking to random animals or collecting stickers, she is a comedy writer working in television production. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp