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not what it seems

Meghan Harcar1 Comment

In the work below by Tokyo-born artist Hikaru Cho, she transforms one food into another using a photo-realistic application of acrylic paint. When you break open the cucumber, you realize it's a banana. When you slice into the tangerine, you find out it's a tomato. And when you pick up the eggplant, you discover it's actually an egg. In this series, aptly titled "it's not what it seems" she surprises us and makes us re-think what we are being presented with. I think this series is so fun, clever, and thought provoking. You can see more of her work on Cho's site. She has other really interesting work that involves things like zippers and electrical outlets on backs and arms or ear's painted on hands. It is definitely worth a look!