For you and me, an apple is just an apple, and a tomato… you get the logic. But for Japanese artist Tomoko Sato, they’re blank canvases ready to be filled with delicate art.
You see, Tomoko visited Thailand back in 2004 and fell in love with the traditional Thai carving craft. She learned the skill, came back to Kyoto, and shifted from woodworking to carving fruits and vegetables.
Today, Tomoko turns ordinary foods into intricate edible sculptures. Beautiful ornaments, symmetrical patterns, out-of-this-world shapes, all created by hand, reveal Tomoko’s incredible skill and unique talent. And if there’s a watermelon out there I’d be regretful to eat, no matter how delicious it’d be, it would be one that’s been in the hands of Tomoko.