Turkish artist Sakir Gökçebag has taken the idea of a "square meal" further than it was ever intended. His pictures of fruits and vegetables placed in geometric patterns are the results of meticulous cutting, slicing, and arranging. He manipulates natural forms into sculptural works, and captures them on film to give the viewer the impression that these organic objects have become frozen in time, never to decay.
In Sakir Gökçebag’s hands, string beans appear as textiles, and pomegranate seeds and watermelons create frames and tessellations. Appearing almost as if they were manipulated by Photoshop, each photograph is positioned an constructed by hand. Perfect geometry is not found in the natural world, which could be why his photographs of familiar, imperfect objects appear so striking. Combined with lush colors and the negative space of the white background, playing with your food never reached such a level of high art.