"Marta Grossi eats her art for breakfast"
Exploring a variety of techniques from black markers to glitter, italian born, hong-kong-based designer marta grossi has created this series of edible banana graffiti. Each piece of fruit provides a simple and unique canvas upon which to inscribe the designs, transforming their exterior skin into a piece of artwork, at least temporarily. the photos were captured on an iPhone 5 and after the work is completed, the designer destroys it – by using it for what it was intended for – to be eaten.
‘I customize my banana during the night. I have my banana for breakfast the day after. this is a temporary space and love to prove that inspiration is everywhere.’ says designer Marta Grossi.
"Banana Graffiti Artist Marta Grossi Plays With Her Food"
Even though bananas seem like a completely random and bizarre place for art, Grossi admits she finds inspiration all around her. “I always found inspiration from simple and ordinary things,” she says. “A signal on the street, a song, a tender and elderly couple at the park, soy-sauce stains on a table. Everything can be inspiration and change our perspective. I love to see things from different angles.” For Grossi, bananas are a perfect medium for art because they are “cheap, organic and easy to find almost everywhere.”
"Artist Marta Grossi has taken the banana art movement to a whole new level with her intricate designs drawn directly on bananas."
“In a temporary project, proving that inspiration is all around us, the designer uses bananas as her canvas. Every night she customizes a banana that she will eat for breakfast the next morning.
To add to the intrigue of this simple idea and brilliant execution, you should know that all these photos have been taken by her using her iPhone 5…"