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Artist creates creepy sculptures from bananas

By T.K. Randall
April 26, 2011 · Comment icon 15 comments

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Keisuke Yamada has gained quite a following due to his remarkable skills at carving banana sculptures.
The 23-year-old has become a cult internet phenomenon and uses ideas from fans in his work. "I started making them about two weeks ago and since posting pictures of them online they have really taken off," he says. Yamada has to create each one within half an hour however before the banana starts to go brown, he also eats each one after he's completed and photographed it.
The detailed works of fruity art - featuring the faces of Elvis and Davey Jones from Pirates of The Caribbean - are carved with a toothpick and a spoon. But there's no room for slip-ups; each piece is completed in about half an hour, before the bananas start to rot.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (15)

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Xanthurion2 13 years ago
what's so creepy about them?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Darkwind 13 years ago
He should make one that looks like Jesus, so he could put it on ebay and get some bucks for it.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Emin 13 years ago
I iz not amused. :| Not until i see him carve out the eiffel tower out of a banana shall i consider it awesomeness, lol.
Comment icon #9 Posted by terbo559 13 years ago
i can create a penis with a banana
Comment icon #10 Posted by Device 13 years ago
He should do little banana busts for the tourists.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Realm 13 years ago
When I was a kid, there was a trick you could do with a banana, a needle and a thread. You would basically slice the banana all to hell from the inside, then when someone opened it, it would fall to pieces
Comment icon #12 Posted by 6181143919 13 years ago
They are so freaking cool!!!!!
Comment icon #13 Posted by OverSword 13 years ago
the problem is they start to turn brown in a few minutes, in an apple carving that may possibly add to the overall character of the peice, but bananas? Yuck!
Comment icon #14 Posted by UFO_Monster 13 years ago
Not creepy. Funny.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Wearer of Hats 13 years ago
what a waste of bananas. They're $13au a kilo right now in Queensland and we grow most of the bananas in Australia.

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