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Yummy art: Ukrainian turns food into delicious paintings

2018-03-20 20:52
Ukrainian food artist Daryna Kossar turns ordinary food products into colourful and edible masterpieces, combining her creative and cooking skills. Cities made of cheese and meat, a portrait of Eddie Murphy made of Oreo cookies, and of Whoopi Goldberg of chocolate sauce are just some of Daryna's impressive works. Trained as a psychologist, she used to work as a personal assistant when she decided to give up that job and start a food art Instagram account five years ago. Being inspired by every product, which is a substitute for a certain kind of paint for Daryna, she always carries a small notebook with her to immediately capture ideas on paper. Cooking up food art meals is a very delicate and time-consuming process where preparing the easiest dish takes at least 40 minutes. But Daryna's creativity goes far beyond food products; she also uses cosmetics for painting her pictures. Fascinated by the artist's talent, French designer Christian Louboutin commissioned her to do a whole campaign for his new cosmetics product line called Aloha Louboutin.