I am a 25-year-old artist from Lithuania and I use everyday objects and food for my art. A few years ago, I started my food art series, named as a well-known hashtag on social media. Food erotica itself is an old term to define tasty and good-looking food that you can’t taste because it’s only photography or a video on the screen. I was encouraged to make it into a series with my main art subject—human. I found out it’s a perfect way to talk about the body without showing any real naked body parts. At that time, I experienced my own body transformation and it was my personal healing process (I gained and lost 22 kg).

I started by taking selfies in front of a mirror and cut out vegetables with photos on the side. The first artwork I shared on social media received many reactions, some of them naked selfies from strangers. I guess that they saw the possibility to show themselves in a very safe way—it’s just vegetables arranged in the right place. While developing this project, I received many messages with selfies. Some of them are in front of you. I know that all of the people who participated are very proud to be in the vegetable series.

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The First Artwork I Shared On Social Media That Received Many Reactions

The First Artwork I Shared On Social Media That Received Many Reactions

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BoredDragon
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1 year ago

Wow that is absolutely gorgeous

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I dug into the topic more and more and started to prepare for my solo exhibition. Selfies from strangers destroyed some of my boundaries. It was surprising how society perceives the body on social media and I was looking for more challenges. I invited my very closest friends, whom I have never seen naked, into my studio for a photo session. It was a calm and honest process; after a talk, they posed for my food art. The main question was—if we are so close, is it intimidating to be nude?

Food erotica, while being exhibited, got much attention from radio and newspapers, but no television. It gained a title as scandalous and not appropriate nudity. A few times, it was banned on social media as adult content or nudity. Remember—I use only vegetables to create my artworks. All in all, it’s just everyday food from our kitchen.

Now you know the story and every day, I've found a new branch where food erotica could go. I am still developing this project. The latest artwork is Hot Sandwiches, where I am capturing bedtime stories.

In general, it’s just vegetables: some beetroots and carrots together, don’t be fooled.

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Butter Pumpkin/Zucchini/Red Cabbage/Carrot/White Beets

Butter Pumpkin/Zucchini/Red Cabbage/Carrot/White Beets

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Little Dino
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1 year ago

gorgeous! you are extremely talented

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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LENNON GRAF
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1 year ago

I will never look at beetroot the same again

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Butter Pumpkin/Fenell

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Butter Pumpkin/Fenell

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Alien
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1 year ago

Wow 🥺🥺

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Zucchini/White Raddish/Pumpkin/Red Cabbage

Zucchini/White Raddish/Pumpkin/Red Cabbage

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Peach/Black Tea/Hibiscus

Peach/Black Tea/Hibiscus

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The Super Bumblebee
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1 year ago

nice

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Rooibos/Blueberry/Honey

Rooibos/Blueberry/Honey

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BoredDragon
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1 year ago

Beautiful!

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Hot Sandwiches. Goat Cheese/Cucumber/Paprika/Carrot/Cheddar Cheese

Hot Sandwiches. Goat Cheese/Cucumber/Paprika/Carrot/Cheddar Cheese

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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 year ago

That last one is can certainly be misinterpreted, but I still love this! XD

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Hot Sandwiches. Goat Cheese/Carrot/Red Cabbage/Cucumber

Hot Sandwiches. Goat Cheese/Carrot/Red Cabbage/Cucumber

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Little Dino
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1 year ago

this is very well done :)

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Green Tea/Mango/Chamomile

Green Tea/Mango/Chamomile

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Alien
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1 year ago

Won’t catch me sipping for some food... tch, yeah right 👀

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Butter Pumpkin/Beetroot/Carrot/ Zucchini/White Beets

Butter Pumpkin/Beetroot/Carrot/ Zucchini/White Beets

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Ashes_The_Kitty
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1 year ago

isn't this from a photo of a guy or something?

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Selfies I Received. Carrot/Zucchini/White Radish/Butter Pumpkin

Selfies I Received. Carrot/Zucchini/White Radish/Butter Pumpkin

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Beau_Tye
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1 year ago

I love how you add the shadow

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

Happy tummy-button!

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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mOmmyOfthree
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1 year ago

I love how the high heel look like it's a bit too big. These are amazing

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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Cucumber/Butter Pumpkin/Cabbage/Calendar

Cucumber/Butter Pumpkin/Cabbage/Calendar

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

Beautiful. I would frame that. (tryin' to think what calendar is. Cilantro?)

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Butter Pumpkin/Zucchini/Cucumber

Butter Pumpkin/Zucchini/Cucumber

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Peach

Peach

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

She's strong.

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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Jenna Justice
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1 year ago

yo buddy is rockin the dad bod

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Selfies I Received. Black Tea/Lemon

Selfies I Received. Black Tea/Lemon

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Little Zoologist
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1 year ago

Achoo!

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Selfie With Green Tea And Citrus

Selfie With Green Tea And Citrus

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

You have some amazing friends. Very delicate portrait.

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Adam Lychee/Grape/Oolong

Adam Lychee/Grape/Oolong

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Alien
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1 year ago

I love lychee! My favorite fruit!

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

Again, well done!

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

Jolita - you really have The Eye. Well done.

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Selfies I Received. Cucumber/Zucchini/Carrot/Red Cabbage

Selfies I Received. Cucumber/Zucchini/Carrot/Red Cabbage

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Blue of the yams
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1 year ago

Great perspective!

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Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

Beetroot/Carrot/White Radish/Fennel/Butter Pumpkin

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Selfies I Received. Butter Pumpkin/Chilli Pepper/Red Cabbage

Selfies I Received. Butter Pumpkin/Chilli Pepper/Red Cabbage

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Selfies I Received. Carrot/Zucchini/White Radish/Butter Pumpkin

Selfies I Received. Carrot/Zucchini/White Radish/Butter Pumpkin

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