German artist, entertainer and self-described “nonsense maker” Peter Pink has created a series of unusual and hilarious sculptures using sunglasses-wearing potatoes and cucumbers.
The Harroage Autumn Flower Show is one of the Britain’s most prestigious gardening show. Many gardeners, landscapers and horticulturists are given a chance to celebrate this year’s success and look forward to the new growing season. The show featured the battle of the giants where gardeners from across Britain show off colossal vegetable and flower crops in hopes of earning a coveted award from the judges.
Weightlifter Jonathan Walker prepares to lift a marrow weighing 119lbs 12oz (54.3kg) above his head.
Giant vegetable grower Peter Glazebrook with his world record onion. It weighed in at 18lbs 1oz (8.16kg), beating his previous world record by almost two ounces. He won all six classes in the giant vegetable competition during the show at The Great Yorkshire Showground.
Joe Medway poses with the 392.8kg giant Atlantic Pumpkin grown by Ken Ryan from Goulbourn.
A giant cucumber measuring 42 inches grown by Clare Pearce in Whittleset, Peterborough.
Antonio Martone with a giant 15-inch, 1lb beefsteak tomato.
It’s not a vegetable, but impressive nonetheless: Rong Guiling with some of the giant mushrooms she has grown in Gongcheng, Guangxi Province, China.
Mr Warner said his new pieces were aimed at encouraging healthier eating among younger children. “I use my work as a vehicle to get kids to think about what they are eating,” he said. “Kids will look at a pile of chips and tomato sauce and go ‘yummy yummy’. But show them a pile of asparagus and they will go ‘eurgh, yucky green food’.
“It is almost like colour prejudice for food. But make asparagus become a rocket or turrets on a castle and it makes it much more engaging for them.”
Klaus Enrique Gerdes, a New York City photographer, has created a series of original portraits made exclusively from vegetables, fruits and flowers. At first glance these portraits look familiar if you have ever seen Giuseppe Arcimboldo‘s work before, who was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. Unlike Giuseepe, Klaus Enrique Gerdes first created the original portraits with vegetables, fruits and flower and then shot them.
The idea for his organic portraits first came to him while working with leaves. ”While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks.” It just evolved from there and he started using fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Japanese photographer Tsuyoshi Ozawa taken photographs of women holding “vegetable guns”. The guns as the name shows are made out of vegetables and other ingredients. The photos taken in various countries around Asia, America, Europe and Africa.
According to Tsuyoshi Ozawa, “This often-humorous ‘disarmament’ process not only helps build communication with people around the world but also serves as an introduction to various different food cultures.”
Because kids like the idea of eating this helpless guy’s “bones” (ewww!), they just may eat more veggies than usual. Definitely a healthy snack with entertainment.
Remember those X-Rooted carrots looks like male and female’s lower body parts? Now here is another human-shaped plant root recently found in China.
A man shows off a knotweed root in the shape of a person on the streets of Xuchang in central China’s Henan Province. Kong Lingfa says he bought the root from a peasant while passing through the Shengnongjia Mountains.
The 30cm long root looks like a male body, complete with head, face, arms, legs, penis and bottom.