While we're obviously all for artists creating masterpieces on skin, paper or canvases, sometimes it's nice to step outside our comfort zone and appreciate creators who push the boundaries. We've curated some of the best, brightest and most badass 3-d artists, whose mediums range from coffee beans to pencil tips to spilled milk. Take a peek at their impressive portfolios in the gallery below, then let us know your thoughts on this story on social media.
Vincenzo Scuruchi: The Edible Einstein
From avocados to watermelons to eggs, Scuruchi can almost any food's surface into a breathtaking work of art. Despite their delicate and unpredictable canvases, he executes each piece with precision and poise, proving that even temporary art can be priceless.
Steve Casino: The Peanut Picasso
Who knew a peanut could be so damn versatile? Casino sculpts and paints characters on the surface of peanuts, creating works of art that would make even Charles Schulz green with envy.
Salavat Fidai: The Graphite God
Pencils aren't only good for drawing, for Fidai they're the material he uses to craft mind melting sculptures. Despite their intimidating size, Fidai manages to depict film characters, architectural wonders and common objects on the tip of a pencil.
Luke Vincentini: The Cake Creator
While we've certainly seen some impressive cakes in our day, nothing compares to what Vincentini cooks up. Only by slicing into his steak, soup can or White Claw would you know their actual contents—which is both beautiful and delicious!
Valeriano Fatica: The Coffee Connoisseur
Seriously, how is this possible? Coffee beans are teeny tiny, yet for Fatica, they're the perfect size to sculpt Marvel characters. Who knew?
Doooo: The Flesh Freak
Alright, we have to admit these creations are both impressive and kind of creepy. These sculptures perfectly emulate human flesh and would make even Ed Gein squirm in his "leather" boots.
Johnson Tsang: The Head Honcho
Tsang take inspiration from traditional sculptures but puts a 21st century twist on his works, creating surrealist masterpieces that transport viewers into dreamlike states. We can't imagine all the hours that went into each piece and but we can see many tattooers finding inspiration from his impressive imagination.
Gabriel Dishaw: The Designer Director
If a Louis Vuitton bag and the costume designer for the Avengers had a passionate affair, Gabriel Dishaw would be their love child. His work blends two seemingly contrasting worlds, bringing hype beast energy into the world of science fiction.
Felix Semper: The Paper Prince
While Semper's works may resemble porcelain, clay or stone on first glance, his pieces come to life thanks to the weightless elegance of their paper structure. Using thousands of carefully cut pieces of paper, Semper crafts pieces that would make Dwight Schrute's head explode.
Aravis Dolmenna: The Milk Master
Last but not least, Dolmenna took the expression "don't cry over spilled milk" and milked it for all it's worth. Using milk and other liquids, he creates stunning designs that literally jump off the page.