This Urban Artist Transforms Old Mattresses Into Vibrant Food Sculptures


You know what they say - one man's trash is another man's treasure.

That's exactly the case when street artist Lor-K finds an old mattress laying on the sidewalk. However, rather than reclaiming the mattress as her own new sleep surface, the French artist transforms them into vibrant food sculptures.

In a new project titled EAT ME, Lor-K uses different foams and cushions found within old bedding material to craft inedible life-size snacks and foods such as cupcakes, sushi rolls, sandwiches, pizza slices and more.

Now, we've seen a number of talented artists use random, everyday objects to recreate food sculptures before. From Brittany Wright's mouthwatering #FoodGradients to Gretchen Röehrs' edible outfits, the possibilities are endless.

But we've never seen anything like this Lor-K's EAT ME project, that's for sure!

Check out the photos below for a closer look.

At first sight, this might look like a freshly-made sandwich, but look a bit closer and you'll realize it's actually an art sculpture!

EAT ME is the hunger-inducing artwork of French street artist Lor-K.

Using old mattresses and bedding material, Lor-K creates vibrant food sculptures proving that, if you put your mind to it, you really can turn nothing into something.

She can basically transform these old mattresses into any food item desired including this tasty-looking, whipped cream-topped foam waffle!

Strawberry shortcake, anyone?!

From beef skewers... giant ice cream cones, she can do it all.

Mmm, cupcakes never looked so cushiony.

Here's what Lor-K's mattress-made sushi rolls look like prior to being transformed:

Using spray paint and tape, Lor-K's beautiful food sculpture begins to come to life:

For more of Lor-K's food sculptures, follow @lor_k_life on Instagram!

Citations: Artist Gives Mattresses On The Street New Life As Food Sculptures (Visual News)