Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Art Chef

Chef Jimmy Zhang creates beautiful works of art. His website, Art Chef is full of examples of birds, fish and flowers made by cutting and carving ordinary fruits and vegetables.

Making these intricate pieces must take a lot of patience! It also takes a deep understanding of sculpture and the characteristics of the delicate materials. For example, utilizing the shape and natural color gradation of watermelons, Chef Jimmy intricately carves the outer layer of the fruit to create flowers of extraordinary beauty.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area you can take one of his classes at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. He can also do a carving demonstration for your next event.

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