Artist Is Inspired By Food And Uses It To Create Fun And Unexpected Stories

by Chelsi

"Don't play with your food!" is a lesson kids grow up hearing. Helga Stentzel, a visual artist from London, however has a different idea. By "playing" with her food, she has captured the attention of thousands of people.

Her art uses regular food items that can be found in anyone's pantry. As they say, presentation is everything and Helga has her very own way of presenting different foods.

More than the flavor, there’s a lot more to food than just eating it. Food art for breakfast anyone? Who knew food can be this fun!

Helga has the ability to look past the food’s basic essence and see it from a different perspective. The way she sees the food and translates it into something else is refreshing and silly.

It’s exactly the kind of light-hearted content that will put a smile on your face when you come across her art on social media. Her visual food art is the kind of unpretentious art that speaks to a large audience.

Using food as a medium to express your creativity is not unheard of but it is still very unique and not a lot of people can pull it off the way Helga has. Her witty take on various vegetables, candies, and eggs will definitely make you take a closer look.

1. A Tea bag reading a book

1. A Tea bag reading a book
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2. Gummy Bear Grapes

2. Gummy Bear Grapes
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3. Swan from a Bell Pepper

3. Swan from a Bell Pepper
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4. Corn Kernel Lego

4. Corn Kernel Lego

5. Duck Spaghetti

5. Duck Spaghetti
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6. An Elephant Banana

6. An Elephant Banana
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7. Egg Paint Palette

7. Egg Paint Palette
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8. Hard Boiled Egg Hair

8. Hard Boiled Egg Hair
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9. Potted Vegetables

9. Potted Vegetables
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10. Early Bird Catches the Worm

10. Early Bird Catches the Worm
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11. Walnut Bear

11. Walnut Bear

12. Marge Simpson with Blackberry Hair

12. Marge Simpson with Blackberry Hair
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13. Hole Punch Cheese

13. Hole Punch Cheese

14. Mt. Sliced Bread

14. Mt. Sliced Bread
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15. Egg Cherry Tomatoes

15. Egg Cherry Tomatoes

16. Cucumber Couch

16. Cucumber Couch
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17. Meant Tea Be

17. Meant Tea Be

18. Garlic Snail

18. Garlic Snail
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19. Taste the Watermelon Rainbow

19. Taste the Watermelon Rainbow

20. Celery and Cucumber Irrigation

20. Celery and Cucumber Irrigation

21. Polar Bear Tea Bag

21. Polar Bear Tea Bag
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22. Sweets Water

22. Sweets Water
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23. Furious Pepper

23. Furious Pepper

24. Glow Worm Shoe String

24. Glow Worm Shoe String
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25. Piano Breath Mints

25. Piano Breath Mints

26. Lassoed Tea Bag

26. Lassoed Tea Bag
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27. Suspicious Coffee

27. Suspicious Coffee

28. Penguin Hot Drink

28. Penguin Hot Drink
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29. Bread Flower

29. Bread Flower

30. Serious Egg Timer

30. Serious Egg Timer

It’s not everyday that you see your food staples interpreted in such a creative way. Who knew tea bags had that much personality?

Of course, we all can’t be as creative as Helga but seeing the way she makes food that much more interesting is note-worthy. We’re so used to seeing art in intimidating, monolith buildings that it’s so refreshing to see this new take on it.

Art doesn’t always have to be intellectual or snobby, it can and should be humble and fun, too. We can’t touch the painting in museums but Helga’s visual food art encourages us to do exactly that.

Touch your vegetables and fruits and see what more you can make out of them other than delicious dishes.

It’s a beautiful thought experiment as well as a way to encourage people to really see their food and appreciate it in a new light. Kids probably won’t be as scared to go near vegetables if they know they can play with it.

Did you make up a backstory about the visual food art you just saw? Share them with us! The two tea bags seem to have an interesting love story, yeah?

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