Wednesday, May 21, 2014

At First You Think You're Biting Into A Cucumber, But Wait. What Is This?

Japanese artist Hikaru Cho was not kidding when she titled this series It's Not What It Seems. She artfully plays with perception to transform fruits and vegetables into something they're not.

Using acrylic paint, Cho skillfully disguises the outer layer of a banana into a cucumber, an egg into an eggplant, and a tomato into an orange. Next, she takes a photograph of the disguised food, then she peels, chops, or cracks open the food to reveal what is truly underneath.

By exposing the inner layers of the fruit or vegetable, Cho challenges her audience to slow down and consider what lies beneath a first impression.

You can see her incredible art here:

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