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Food-Made Portraits

These Edible Portraits Highlight Humanity's Diversity

— July 25, 2016 — Lifestyle
A collaboration between two artists resulted in these unusual edible portraits that aim to emphasize diversity and individuality.

Created by photographer Emily Dryden and sculptor Zahydé Pietri, these portraits use fruit, vegetables and flowers to make up human-like faces that range in color, shape, size and general appearance. From all-red women's faces with chili-pepper earrings to bearded men made from mushrooms, each of these edible portraits is extremely unique. The sculptures were photographed on a black backdrop that makes the vibrant colors and unusual shapes of the portraits stand out. The artists have a personal story for each portrait but leave it to the viewers to interpret them as they wish.

These unusual portraits interestingly highlight diversity while remaining tasteful and artistic.
Trend Themes
1. Edible Art - The rise of food-made art presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the art industry to create unique and novel experiences that are also temporary yet interactive.
2. Culinary Creativity - Incorporating food ingredients into art presents an opportunity for chefs and food companies to showcase their creativity and inspire new flavors and food experiences.
3. Sustainable Art - Using food in art promotes sustainable practices by repurposing food waste and emphasizing the importance of reducing food waste.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry has an opportunity to invest in culinary artists to create unique experiences and novel food products that are visually appealing.
2. Art - The art industry can incorporate food-made art to create temporary installations, interactive experiences and inspire new forms of art.
3. Sustainability - The sustainable industry has an opportunity to showcase the importance of reducing food waste and promoting sustainable practices by collaborating with food and art industry.
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