Sculpting skulls out of…fruit and veg?!
These skull-ful creations are turning heads across the globe.
Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses an axe, saw and electrical drill to carve human skulls out of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The 48-year-old then uses a scalpel, pincers and cotton wool pads to add and smooth remarkable detail with ‘surgical precision’.
Dimitiri - who has carved skulls into an apple, melon, cabbage and aubergine - waits for his sculptures to rot and then photographs them.
He said: ‘I enjoy working with my hands and prefer using meat, vegetables and fruits instead of marble, clay and wood.
‘I carefully choose my materials on the basis of size, solidity and colour. They can’t be too ripe but not too hard either.
‘The sculpting is a delicate and meticulous process that requires surgical precision.’
Dimitiri, from Moscow, added: ‘I use an electric drill, saw, axe, kitchen knives, spoons, scalpel, pincers and cotton wool pads.
‘Once I have finished carving, I let oxidation do its work - leaving the sculpted piece of fruit to ripen in my studio over a few days.
‘The flies let me know when it’s ready and time to take a picture.’
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