Artist Carves Detailed Masterpieces Into Everyday Foods

Barresi normally digs into fruits, vegetables, or cheese in order to create some incredibly jaw-dropping works of art.

As children, we were always told not to play with our food. Perhaps if our parents hadn’t taught us such good manners, maybe we’d have grown up to create such magical art with our food. But I guess we’ll never know if we could’ve grown up to be like artist Daniele Barresi.

The award-winning Barresi is a master carver. However, he creates his works of art on materials that are somewhat unconventional. While most would expect him to use materials like wood or marble, he prefers to carve into items that are much closer to home and easily accessible: food!

Barresi normally digs into fruits, vegetables, or cheese in order to create some incredibly jaw-dropping works of art. On his unconventional canvases, Barresi manages to unlock some beautiful flowers and creatures with the ease of his hands.

Photo: Daniele Barresi

Speaking of his food art carvings, Barresi almost likens them to a spiritual process saying, “When I touch my knife, my mind gives up to the heart and transmits directly to the hands, giving different forms to the decorations. It’s like magic.”

There is no doubt when looking at his artwork that there is some serious passion behind his work. The detail that he can achieve is thanks to his tools that include knives, scalpels, peelers, and melon ballers – all items that you can find in the kitchen. However, these works don’t belong on a dinner plate, but rather in a museum.

Check out some of our favorite pieces below:

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🎃 This is one of my favourite piece I’ve carved so far 😍 what do you think? Please follow @danielebarresi_artist #halloween #oct #october #31 #socialenvy #scary #spooky #boo #scared #costume #ghost #pumpkin #pumpkins #carving #candy #orange #jackolantern #creepy #fall #trickortreat #trick #treat #instagood #holiday #celebrate #bestoftheday #hauntedhouse #haunted

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Happy national avocado day 🥑😍 Art by @danielebarresi_artist #veggies #artistico #foodartist #carving #carvingart #broccoli #bird #omgartistry #edibleart #artistic_share #artist #arte #amazingarts #veganart #veganfriendly #handcarved #passioneartistica #passionart #foodheaven #foodgrams #carvingknife #carvingart #carver #handcarving #intaglio #intagliothai #nationalavocadoday

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Pumpkin risotto is coming up 😆🥶 How do you eat your pumpkin? Please follow @danielebarresi_artist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fruitporn #artfood #foodartist #carving #carvingart #fruitbowl #nutritionschool #kidsart #edibleart #artistic_share #artist #art_spotlight #amazingart #vegans #veganfriendly #weddingdesign #passionfood #passionart #foodheaven #foodgrams #carvingknife #carvingart #vegetablecarving #handcarving #artdaily #arttherapy #handcraft

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Watermelon is one of my favourite fruit to carve 😍🍉🍉 Please follow @danielebarresi_artist for more delicious artworks 😋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #man #mancarve #danielebarresi #carved #design #designed #watermelon #watermelonart #thaiart #italia #aussie #oz #theweekoninstagram @instagram

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What kind of bird is this? 😅😆 Broccoli Art by @danielebarresi_artist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #broccoli #danielebarresi #theweekoninstagram

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Move aside tinkerbell, there’s another fairy in town 🥦 Print available on my website (link on Bio) Please follow @danielebarresi_artist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fairy #broccoli #tinkerbell @dana_mite

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#Butterflies don’t only land on flowers, they land on #watermelons too 🍉🍉 Follow @danielebarresi_artist

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Pumpkin Lantern💡🐤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @danielebarresi_artist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bird #pumpkinlantern #danielebarresi

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This cute avo🐸 is looking for a princess with a bunch of flowers, tag someone who would kiss him 😆 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @danielebarresi_artist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #avocado #frog #theweekoninstagram

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Tag a goat 🐐 🍉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @danielebarresi_artist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #danielebarresi #whpfoodforthought #instagram #goat

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A broccoli never looked so beautiful 🦢 🥦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @danielebarresi_artist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #whpfoodforthought #danielebarresi #broccoli

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A sweet potato 🍠 never looked so good, what do you reckon? 😅😅 Tag a friend and give a potato 🥔 Please follow @danielebarresi_artist . #sweetpotato #sydney #australia

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⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ If this avocado gets 10.000 likes I’ll get a Broccoli #tattoo🥦 #letsdoit 😂 Tag your friends and let this happen 😂😂 Art by @danielebarresi_artist

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Fairymelon 🍉 🧚‍♀️ #details Please follow @danielebarresi_artist #danielebarresi #watermelon #instagram

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