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Weekly photo challenge: Works of Art – even edible!

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When is something considered art? And how do we as individuals define a work as art?  Is it a physical picture painted on a canvas or is it the creative use of materials to present a thought?

This week’s photo challenge encouraged us to: “share a photo of something that’s art to you. It could be some actual “art,” like a painting by your grandmother or the misshapen but perfect clay sculpture your child brought home from kindergarden, or something most people wouldn’t consider beautiful at all, but that has meaning to you. The important thing is that it’s art in your eyes.”

I think art involves expression and lies in the eye of the beholder as well as its creator i.e. it’s what we as individuals believe it to be, and so I am sharing some examples of what I consider to be ‘art’.

The first illustration shown immediately below is edible art.  Would you believe this ‘orchid in a plant pot’ is really a chocolate iced cake?  And that the little succulent plants surrounding it are also cakes? The orchid looked so real that one of the guests at this tea party was about to throw ice from his glass into the ‘soil’ in the ‘pot’.  Good thing I was there to stop him before it was too late!

orchid plant cake, barbados culinary skills

Orchid plant cake

Succulent garden mini cakes

Succulent garden mini cakes

Art definitely involves some form of creativity and in Haiti, the artists are known for creating amazing works of arts from various types of materials e.g. old tyres, tree bark, recycled metal, and beads.  Here are some photos of art featured at the Best Western Hotel.

Empty glass bottle decor

Empty glass bottle decor at a restaurant

Art created from strips of what appears to be tree bark

Art created from strips of what appears to be tree bark

Wall art gracing the walls of the Best Western Premier hotel lobby

Wall art made from recycled material gracing the walls of the Best Western Premier hotel lobby

Interesting lamp shades made from wire

Interesting lamp shades made from wire

Beautiful - check what this painting is made of before looking at the label in the photo blow

Beautiful – check what this painting is made of before looking at the label in the photo blow

Bet you would never have guessed!

Bet you would never have guessed!

Bet you would never have guessed!
Close up of wooden carving behind the front desk in the hotel lobby

Close up of wooden carving behind the front desk in the hotel lobby

Haitian art on the restaurant walls

Haitian art on the restaurant walls

Close up 'fork and spoon' masks

Close up ‘fork and spoon’ masks

Mirror trimmed with twigs from tree branches next to the flat screen TV

Mirror trimmed with twigs from tree branches next to the flat screen TV in my hotel room

In the Bahamas, we were able to see an artist actually creating art from wood in the form of figurines; pure talent!

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And last but not least, my favourite ‘art’ for dieters – enjoy!

Happy birthday art for dieters :-)

Happy birthday art for dieters 🙂

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother of teenager; lover of laughter; happy to follow God's lead to be a rainbow in the lives of others.

13 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Works of Art – even edible!

  1. beautiful pics and wow those cakes….had to re-read to confirm that i read right the first time 🙂

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  2. Wow! The orchids in the planter is awesome, too pretty to eat!

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  3. Wonderful art collection here, Gale. 🙂 I wonder how one can even eat in good conscience those pretty food? 🙂

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  4. This is a great series–such variety. I LOVE edible art, and it was a sure-fire way to get the kids involved!

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  5. You have a lovely collection of art photos here. Very tempting too!

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  7. Pretty cool stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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