Italy-born, Sydney, Australia-based Daniele Barresi has been sculpting food art since he was seven-years-old. “When I touch my knife, my mind gives up to the heart and it transmits directly, to the hands, giving different forms to the decorations. It's like magic,” he says.
Melon seems to be a particular favourite of his to work with, but he also tackles broccoli, pumpkin, cheese ... all in such exquisite detail, as to render the viewer scratching his or her head wondering how precisely he does it.
Watch him give a video tutorial further further down, but first, gaze on some of his creations below. You’ll never look at food – certainly not watermelon – the same way again.
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