Watermelon is not only a delicious fruit but one of the most attractive materials for Chefs to make stunning carvings in it. The watermelon’s core and shell, wonderful colors and generous dimensions makes it ideal for the creation of intricate works of art.
The art of fruit and vegetable carving has been slowly developed and refined over the years in many parts of the Asian continent. The subject of its roots is a matter of dispute though. The origin of this exquisite craft is disputed between three countries: China, Thailand and Japan. Some people believe that fruit and vegetable carving have begun in Japan in ancient times, others believe it have begun in Sukothai, Thailand 700 years ago, while still others believe that fruit and vegetable carving has its roots in the age of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) and Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279).
No matter what its origin is this type of art is very much appreciated and is widespread in all of these countries and other parts of the Asian continent. Also, in the mid of 20th Century, the art began to grow outside Asia.
As I have said many Chefs prefer to try their skill on watermelon. Some of them prefer to transform this tasty fruit in realistic looking flowers, animals or birds, funny or odd characters, portraits, and so on. In their skillful hands the watermelon becomes the centerpiece on the table.
To convince you of this fact I have made a list of 30 works belonging to various Chefs from all parts of the world that will simply amaze you. Here they are:
Great White Shark Watermelon Carving by Clive Cooper. Source: sparksflydesign.com
Triceratops by Clive Cooper. Source: sparksflydesign.com
Bear by Clive Cooper. Source: sparksflydesign.com
Samurai by Clive Cooper. Source: sparksflydesign.com
Coal miner by Clive Cooper. Source: sparksflydesign.com
Roses. Photo by Andre Pan/ CC BY NC ND 2.0
Tennis lovers. Sculpture by Takashi Itoh. Source: watermelon-sculpture.com
Emperor Penguins. Sculpture by Takashi Itoh. Source: watermelon-sculpture.com
Watermelon carving by Francesco Scravaglieri. Source: lartedellintaglio.it
Jungle book. Carving by Jerzy Jasiński. Source: Facebook Page
Roses. Carving by Jerzy Jasiński. Source: Facebook Page
An old aborigine. Carving by Jerzy Jasiński. Source: Facebook Page
Ana Hickmann’s portrait made by Edson Oliveira. Source: esculturaearte.com.br
Carving by Taner Yilmaz. Source: vegetablefruitcarving.com
Veiled women carved by Chef Guilherme Silva. Source: vegetablefruitcarving.com
Bird and rose. Carving by Carl Franklin Jones. Source: thefruitcarver.com
Dragon. Carving by Carl Franklin Jones. Source: thefruitcarver.com
Large rose. Carving by Carl Franklin Jones. Source: thefruitcarver.com
Drum set. Carving by David Leathers. Source: foodstylin.com
Yukia- Watermelon sculpture created for the 6th annual Artumnal Gathering for the Black Rock Arts Foundation. Source: theinvisibleunderground.com
Santa by Shawn Feeney dubbed St. Nickomelon. Source: theinvisibleunderground.com
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar. Carvings by Rogerio Holanda. Source: mirror.co.uk
Watermelon fruit basket. Source: thai-creations.com
Carving by Fruit Carving Artistry. Source: Facebook Page
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