Tag Archives: fruit sculpture

Melonus Prime: why transforming your food is ok

So you were told not to play with your food as a kid. We all were. I still get told not to play with my food now. And I’m no longer a kid.

But I thumb my nose at all those naysayers (except my wife. I won’t thumb my nose at her. I’d get in trouble).

Because the proof, as they say, is in the watermelon sculpting.

Bizarrely, this isn’t the first time I’ve featured watermelon carving (there’s a second time too). Or Optimus Prime carving for that matter. I guess it’s true what they say. They being Qohelet, the writer of Ecclesiastes. There is nothing new under the sun. Though that Optimus Prime link wouldn’t do so well under the sun, given he’s made of ice.

That melon prime was featured first (where I saw it anyway) at That’s Nerdalicious.

Banana art… do, do, do, do, do

This is pretty appeeling (sic – pun intended), though I’d like to see it incorporate the inevitable browning that goes on once the skin comes off a banana.

There’s a bunch of these (pun intended) hanging out at this site written entirely in Japanese – so if you can read Japanese get on over there – otherwise, you can find the pick of the crop at Geekologie.

Bizarre update – as I tagged this post I noticed two odd things, this is not the first post I’ve used the tag “banana art” for, nor is it the first time I’ve used this exact heading (the last was in September 2009) albeit with a differently punctuated metre.

Saw melon

I saw this watermelon art a couple of days ago – and it’s been floating around waiting to be posted (and possibly haunting me in my dreams since… seriously). There are more of these here. It makes my head hurt.