Dutch artist Geke Wouters has created a stunning collection of paper-thin bowls made from carrots, peppers, beet root, leeks, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Each delicate piece of edible art is made using a proprietary drying and forming process that converts organic materials into the paper thin layers, giving you the sense of a microscopic view into their intricate cellular structure. True to their natural materials, no two of these vegetable bowls are exactly alike.
We can imagine some heady discussion on the deep meaning instilled in the gorgeous, yet fleeting art that Geke Wouters creates. On the surface, her series of vegetable-paper bowls and plates are breathtaking 3D forms, but you could also find a lot of symbolism behind using thin biodegradable material to make art that will wilt and loose its beauty. Is this eco-conscious Dutch artist telling us that to pay more attention to these garden grown wonders? According to Geke, the bowls are an example of “re-shaping what nature offers us” – what a great motto to design by!
Keep an eye out for more colorful vegetable-paper art from Geke. She is working with embossing and stamping techniques that led her to produce her own vegetable-paper business cards and she believes this material could have endless applications for highly decorative, and deliciously edible products. If you would like a bowl of your own, the current collection is carried by Mossi Lab, a collective of designer accessories for exquisite interiors.
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