Food can look too good to eat; some may even call their lunch a work of art. This food art, however, looks and is too good to eat.
— まことさん(ふくち) (@mako3sub) September 9, 2015
Floating plates of sushi large enough to feed Godzilla will be drifting up and down the Tombori Riverwalk in Osaka, Japan, as part of the Osaka Canvas Project, a series of performances and installations in celebration of the city’s culture. RocketNews24 reports that the world’s first giant floating sushi train will make its debut in the home of the first sushi conveyor belt on October 3. The five-plate train features cucumber maki, tamago (egg), tuna, ebi (shrimp) and salmon.
In other developments in the non-edible food-art world, Vanessa McKeown grabbed a bunch of balloons, but didn’t twist them into horses and poodles. Instead, she recognized that their original shapes resembled those of grocery aisle regulars; namely, fruits and vegetables. Her piece, titled Balloons, features a vine of tomatoes, a purple eggplant and a peeled orange, all re-created with little balloons.
McKeown’s other pieces follow other food themes, repurposing foods into classic toys, e.g. wafers as Jenga, or styling foods to mimic others, like something called a mushroom doughnut.