A potato is a versatile little veggie, isn’t it? Not only can we cook it about a million different ways, it can also be used as an artist’s canvas. Next time you are sitting home bored on a Saturday night, just grab a potato from the kitchen, and you’ll be guaranteed hours of fun. Ok, maybe not, but that doesn’t take away from these fabulous real life potato heads.
Ginou Choueiri, a visual artist living in Beirut, Lebanon, must really like potatoes because she’s created over a thousand of these potato portraits. She’s made them to too look like everyone she knows, random strangers, pop stars and even politicians. On her website she writes, “Human beings and potatoes have much in common. We both come in different shapes, sizes and shades of color. Potatoes grow, live, and then decay, mirroring the ephemeral existence and fragility of our own human nature. Both inevitably wrinkle and age with time.”
Each one of these potatoes is unique and has so much personality. Obviously this is a form of temporary art. I wonder what happens to the potatoes in the end. Surely all this food isn’t wasted, right? Although, on the other hand, I know I wouldn’t be able to eat one of these art pieces. That would just be too strange.
Via: [Bored Night]