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James Ostrer's Junk Food Art Will Scare You Straight

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: • References: fastcompany & fastcodesign
British artist James Ostrer's latest series, titled 'Wotsit All About,' is comprised of human junk food art.

Junk food was little Ostrer's first addition, a troubling consequence of his parent's divorce. Fast food and candy quickly became a crutch and coping mechanism that Ostrer relied on in times of adversity. Besides revisiting his childhood habit, Ostrer creates a literal personification of age-old adage "you are what you eat." He has turned himself (and his willing friends) into human junk food sculptures with donut ears, candy roll tongues and neon-hued cream cheese.

Of the project, Ostrer says,"I've had dreams where these caricatures are telling me how I should live. To me they look like...this sounds a bit harsh, but if someone had poured acid over Tony the Tiger. It's like they're melting." Stats for Humanized Junk Food Sculptures Trending: This Quarter & Buzzing
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