The mathematical precision of the patterns cut into raw fruits
and vegetables is almost too perfect to be real, but on top of
that, Japanese artist Gaku has to work as rapidly as possible
to capture a photo of the finished product before it starts to
turn brown. Imagine how hard that is with apples and avocados!
‘Mukimono’ is the Japanese art of food carving based in the
idea of taking time to appreciate food before it’s consumed.
But while many people are dazzled by the elaborate carvings,
others are disturbed.
Clearly, it takes a practiced eye and a steady hand to deftly
carve out each temporary masterpiece, especially considering
that the patterns are so perfectly sized and spaced, they could
be computer generated. Gaku says he learned the art five or six
years ago, and that he’s a chef by trade, but rarely gets to
use his carving skills at work.
You could say it’s too beautiful to eat – or maybe you’d say
Buzzfeed rounded up a bunch of hilarious Twitter reactions
to the work, ranging from “This kind of pisses me off and I
don’t know why” to “I want to punch this food.” Perhaps these
folks have undiagnosed cases of trypophobia
(irrational fear of holes), intensified by the fact that it’s
something you’re supposed to put in your mouth?
makes me want to vomit idk why
— mirel (@millenniumofme) March
— Dæn (@LotusDreaming) March
— sentient ham (@polearmguy) March
This kind of pisses me off and I don’t know why https://t.co/Wh8VSpb2wg
— Dad Liker™ (@battletir) March
@Colossal I want
to punch this food.
— Catkinosaur (@LaFilleUneFunke)
March 5, 2017
See more of Gaku’s work on his Instagram.