Riki Takaoka Draws or Paints Everything He Eats

 - May 4, 2009   Updated: Jul 6 2011
References: drawfood.blogspot & notcot.org
If you think your food diary is intense, try Riki Takaoka's on for size. Takaoka paints or draws everything he eats. I've selected some of Riki Takaoka's recent culinary conquests for the gallery above.

Nutritionists and dietitians recommend keeping a food diary to track what you eat to help you lose weight. I wonder if Riki Takaoka's artistic food diary has similarly raised his awareness of his own consumption.

Implications - The relationship between food and art is a mutual one; food inspires the work of many artists, but the presentation of food itself is also an artform to many consumers. With the rise of healthier lifestyles, food journals have become a popular means of monitoring eating habits. Many artists use illustration, painting and even sculpting to do this, which marries functionality and art.