Food is as common as common can be. And art is usually thought to be as something that goes beyond common, mundane things, something that aspires to the stars. Therefore it's always interesting to see how artists resolve the tension between the common and the uncommon. There are millions examples of still life drawings in art galleries that answer that question uniquely in each case.

Marui Michi, the Japanese artist, is of the same ilk. For the last few years, food has been the primary object in this designer, artist, and illustrator's works. And as artists usually do, she has taken her own unique perspective and transformed it in her own image.

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Pillowhead
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1 year ago

Aww this looks fun! I want to build one for real :)

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago

Anti-depressant

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She seems to whimsically play with the form of food, as it's often peeled, dispersed, recomposed, and rearranged into a surrealistic image. As the object is deconstructed, it is "re-used," as it were, to reconstruct subtle metaphors about human reality. Suddenly, a piece of cake becomes a glass prison or a comfortable bedroom setting; tofu becomes a blanket for one person and a table for another.

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Julie Hanford
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1 year ago

This is awesome! i kinda wish my bed was like this

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago

Claustrophobic people beware

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In a way, her drawings even redefine the phrase "comfort food," as her characters often use the food as a comfortable surrounding, a neat little place where they seem relaxed and calm. Her drawings make the common seem uncommon and the uncommon look like a commodity.

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Madeline Shafer
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1 year ago

cute

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Sierra P.
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1 year ago (edited)

This is gorgeous. The “small hours”

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The dissemination of the food as an object seems to open up more space for interpretation and an insight about the human condition. The images exude an air of calmness, subtlety, and elegance, as well as a tasteful touch of strangeness. All in all, her collection is aesthetically noteworthy.

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Kairis Boone
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1 year ago

it's time consuming.😅

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Paul Chang
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1 year ago

Soy sauce on tofu is tasty

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The artist isn't that well-known, though her follower base is rising steadily and has crossed over 20k throughout her profiles, so we're quite confident that she'll soon get the appreciation that she deserves. As always, if you like it, make sure you support the artist by following her on her social media pages linked above. Enjoy!

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Avi Guillen
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1 year ago

eat your greens people!

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beanie
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1 year ago

beautiful in an odd way

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beanie
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1 year ago

cool!

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Anime Nerd
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1 year ago

My Favorite

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Avi Guillen
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1 year ago

What fishes really look like in the black lagoon. XD

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Paul Chang
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1 year ago

Classic

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Paul Chang
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1 year ago

And apples too

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Beautiful.

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MsM
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1 year ago

Humerus, yet sad

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Paul Chang
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1 year ago

This artist loves strawberries and watermelon, red fruits

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THE DOG LIFE
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1 year ago

Time is energy:)

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Brenna Cai
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1 year ago

very satisfying

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