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Perishable Investing

Using time, energy and creative sweat to turn food into art

Implications - Instead of lasting, collectible art, the latest art-o-vation involves perishable creations and the appreciation of art with limited lifespans. Food has found itself on the forefront of modern art, with designers making edible creations that both captivate and confuse.
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Sushi Art
Sushi Art
Fancy Sushi Rolls, From Cartoons to Flowers, Make Rice More Fun
We've already seen Obama sushi, so we knew crafting incredible works of art was possible using rice and seaweed, so it was only a matter of searching to find this incredible gallery of sushi art. The… MORE
Sugar Fantasies
Sugar Fantasies
Will Cotton Combines Beautiful Women With Sweet Candy
If you have a sweet tooth and like women, Will Cotton is your man. Along with sculpting, this fierce painter also creates beautiful images of nude women immersed in sweet candy landscapes. His images are… MORE
Cotton Candy Landscapes
Cotton Candy Landscapes
Will Cotton's Scrumptious Pop Surrealism Looks Like Pink Heaven
Will Cotton has brought the expression "cotton candy clouds" to life in his paintings. A fabulous combination of the sugary sweet stuff and beautiful women, Cotton has created the perfect heaven. Cotton… MORE
Dessert Purses
Dessert Purses
Neiman Marcus Zebra-Striped Handbag Cake Looks Too Good to Eat
This Neiman Marcus handbag cake is the ultimate indulgence for your chocoholic, designer fashion-fiending friends. The Zebra-Striped Handbag Cake has a delicious chocolate interior and the stunning outside… MORE
PC Sushi
PC Sushi
Clever Sushi Art to Make Snacktime Fun
As cooking at home becomes more and more popular, amateur and professional culinary artisans alike are having fun with their edible creations. This gallery above will show you some new and fun ways to… MORE
Macabre Cakes
Macabre Cakes
Barbara Jo's Quirky Kitchen Wizardry
Barbara Jo is a bit of an online legend due to her amazing thorax cake, which she develops further every year. I am thinking of making one for the office bake-off, so I thought I would see how complicated… MORE
Edible Cartoons
Edible Cartoons
‘Where the Wild Things Are' Bento Box Celebrates the Children's
Could lunch get any more exciting than with a ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ bento box? I know it couldn’t in my books—unless, of course, they made a vegetarian version, maybe replacing the meat with shitake… MORE
Adorable Food Art
Adorable Food Art
Fun Ways to Play With Your Food From Vanessa Dualib
This food art gallery is created and photographed by 29-year-old Brazilian artist Vanessa Dualib. It’s amazing that Vanessa is able to use different foods to create a diorama. The foods that she uses are… MORE
Bento Artistry
Bento Artistry
Creativity Expressed Through the Art of the Japanese Lunch Box
Pikko at ‘Adventures in Bento Making’ blows me away. Her attention to detail and thought in each of her bento boxes is incredible. Her site features the work of the finest bento artists which transform… MORE
Candy Hats
Candy Hats
Will Cotton's Delicious Chapeaus Make for Scrumptious Accessories
Ever seen a candy hat? If you have ever thought that candy would look fantastic on a hat then you're in luck! Will Cotton has created some beautifully scrumptious head-worn sculptures that look just like… MORE

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