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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Japanese Banana Artist

Japanese artist Keisuke Yamada excels at carving sculptures out of bananas. He uses a toothpick and spoon to create the masterpieces and can spend up to 30 minutes on each piece before they go brown and he eats them.

Yamada, 23 has already made 11 pieces so far. The unique collection includes bananas with the faces of Elvis Presley and Davey Jones from Pirates of The Caribbean.

The artist, who calls himself a ‘perfectionist’, said “I started making them about two weeks ago and since posting pictures of them online they have really taken off,” the Daily Mail quoted Yamada as saying.

'It began when I peeled a banana and thought it might be interesting to carve a face into the fruit,” he added.

You can view many of his unique creations on the web.

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  1. What a fleeting art! It's a shame that all that work will just be gobbled down afterwards.

    But it is nice. :)

  2. Thanks Lina & Mika-chan, yeah he has got to work quick before the banana browns, but he posts the pics online before gobbling the banana down.

  3. I heard about this guy! Didn't he do a charity piece as well?

  4. Thanks Ri, not sure about a charity piece, but he is well known in Japan.

  5. haha - pretty mad. I also like that guy that's creating little dramatic pieces with miniature dolls and bonsai trees.

  6. wow, that's really amazing! thank you for sharing! :D

  7. Thanks Bigger & Ladybird, it is pretty mad but amazing at the same time. Only in Japan!!

  8. Bananas are $13 a kilo in QLD so I may have to try sculpting on a cheaper fruit!! So funny

  9. Thanks Muza-chan & Lisa, yes with the price of bananas in Australia recently due to the floods and cyclone it is not a cheap hobby!!

  10. Haha that's actually hilarious. Is it for real or is it a joke? :))

  11. Thanks PJ, it is for real and this guy is dead serious about his art.


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