And while most people will grow out of it, some adults turn the childlike wonder into a career: food styling and photography.
Tatiana Shkondina from Russia is one of those people, and she’s creating some impressive, edible works of art. And her inspiration is accessible, too, since she is recreating some of the world’s most beloved paintings. Ever want to eat a Magritte, a Mondrian or a Picasso? Well, now you can! Check out 11 of these truly amazing pieces of art, crafted from simple ingredients you probably already have at home!
Artist turns regular food into classic works of art
Rene MagritteRene Magritte's The Son of Man, 1964, made with eggplant, peppers and apple.Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Piet MondrianPiet Mondrian's Tableau 1, 1921, made with watermelon, yogurt and cheese.Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Andy WarholAndy Warhol's Dollar, 1961, made with cabbage, sprouts and broccoli. Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
HokusaiHokusai's Fuji in Clear Weather (Red Fuji), 1830, made with salmon, rice and cha. Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Gustav-KlimtGusav Klimt's Tree of Life, 1909, made with pasta and vegetables. Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso's Dove of Peace, made with squid ink, pasta and herbs. Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Salvador DaliSalvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, 1932, made with cinnamon, pasta, bread and sesame seeds.Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, 1889, made with wild rice, grapes and pasta.Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh's Three Sunflowers, 1888, made with peppers, coffee beans, ancient grains and lentils. Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Vassily KandinskyVassily Kandinsky's Several Circles, 1926, made with fruits and berries. Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina
Kazmir MalevichKazmir Malevich's Black Square, 1915, made with black caviar. Photo credit: Tatiana Shkondina