“Yes, that is banana peel art in my portfolio, and I am also happy to see you,” is what Australian artist Jun Gil Park might have said. Park carves intricate scenes, typically involving the Brazilian music style of Bossa Nova, into bananas.
Here’s Park on his process:
Basically I bruised the banana by scratching it with the toothpick. The harder you press/stratch, the darker the bruise becomes. You have to wait for about five minutes for it to really start showing. After a day or two, the lines become very very dark.
Gotta love this. It’s ephemeral, it’s foodie and it’s a wee bit OCD. Click through for a few more bananas. I’ll keep my eyes peeled [*groan*] for more.
[via Lost at E Minor]