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Ginou Choueiri Turns Root Vegetables into Works of Art

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: May 16, 2009 • References: ginou.mosaicglobe and toxel
Root vegetables become temporary art pieces in the hands of Ginou Choueiri, a Lebanese artist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She created these ‘Potato Portraits’ using the tubers because of the similarities she recognized between the human head and a spud.

Choueiri points out that “they come in different sizes, shapes and forms. Potatoes grow, live, and then decay, mirroring the ephemeral existence and fragility of our own human nature.”

I’m not sure whether the Potato Portraits are representations of friends of the artist or famous people—recognize them, anyone? They do have character, especially when grouped in jute sacks.