Artist Dimitri Tsykalov has created an incredible series of skulls by carefully carving away at fruits and vegetables. Marked by an aesthetic reminiscent of El Dia de Los Muertos, these handheld sculptures make food waste pretty frightening—like your uneaten apples might come back to haunt you. Read on to stare watermelon death in the face.
The Annoying Orange had better beware: this crop of fruit is scary. Tsykalov is known for his provocative work with food: the series of meat sculptures he created a few years ago looks like something straight out of a Bosch painting. A number of things come to mind here: First, it’s astonishing how well some fruit can be moulded into the shape of a human head. Second, this must be what happens to fruit that doesn’t get composted: it turns evil. Third: I’m scared.