Artist Creates Minimalist Masterpieces Out Of Food, Then Eats Them

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Sydney-based artist Danling Xiao makes art out of edible materials, then devours them when she’s done. She calls it “eat-your-own-art”.

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This one reads: dolphin kissing Australian sun. ?? /// This morning I woke up at 5.30am to join my friend @nellyvision to 'Capture the Sun' at Bondi Beach with @solar_citizens, who partners with @getup_australia to help achieve 100% renewable electricity for all Australian homes and businesses by 2030. /// According to UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures' research, a transition to 100% renewable energy in Australia within ONE generation is both technically feasible and economically responsible. /// For someone like myself who dwells in a tiny apartment, it seems there is nothing much we could do at the moment, but at least we could share the words together. People power moves the world. ☀️?? #mundanematters #capturethesun2030

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Xiao doesn’t incur waste with her art, and she’s an advocate for sustainable living. She told Instagram Blog that she quit her 9-to-5 job to focus full-time on this. Armed with a knife, chopping board, toothpicks, and all-natural fruit and vegetables (most of which she gets from the ‘imperfect fruit’ section), she creates her art.

“Many people think I’m just doing cute fruit art, but what I’m doing reminds us where our food comes from and helps to raise awareness about sustainable living,” she says.

There are people who you meet at the first time, and you already feel the bond with them – @rosiefuture is one of those people to me. /// Rosie found out our workshop by browsing things to do in Sydney on her short visit. When she picked up my leftover broccoli out of the 'mystery box', she said she was going to make an island. Along the process, she was cutting bits and pieces, nibbling at the vegetables, chatting with everyone about nature, animals and the world. /// At the end she showed this thing ☝️ and described to me that there were two islands, floating; and there was a capsicum ladder that led people up to the islands. I thought it was a wonderful canapé idea. /// A curious, adventurous and futuristic mind. I am very fortunate to meet Rosie and keep in touch with her. ❤️? #mundanematters #superlocalxmundanematters

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Kaffir lime brain from @lianerossler's garden. ? /// A few days ago I watched Ken Jennings' @ted talk about artificial intelligence and its impact on us. I found it inspiring so I just watched it again to write down some of his words for us. /// The things we learn or carry in our head, are what make who we are as individuals, as a species. I don't want to live in a world where cultural literacy becomes this bubble of speciality so that no one knows the common association used to bind our civilisation together. It is a vast cultural heritage we share, without having to outsource to our devices, search engines and smart phones. /// We are at a point where we need to make the choice of what kind of future we want to be living in. We can choose a new golden age where information is universally available more than ever. On the other hand we will be living in a gloomy dystopia where machines take over and we decide what we know about is no longer important because everything is in the cloud and why would we bother learning? Something for us to think about. ?? #mundanematters

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I have been following the not-for-profit @pocketcityfarms for a while and really love what they do for our city. Yesterday when I saw the post about their fundraising deadline for the farm, I thought perhaps I can help spread the words and hope friends like yourself can help them a bit. I reached out to Emma to ask her about their five-year preparation for the farm. It was five years of hard work and patience – It took them two years to find the current place. The most memorable moment for Emma was breaking the ground when their development was approved – after four years they started the land search! Since then they have been preparing the soil, raising funds, designing the space and working with the council and their collaborators to improve the space. It is till now we start to see a beautiful veggie garden that replaces the old unused greens of Camperdown Bowling Club. Moreover, the locals will be able to buy organic produce from them, and send their compost to help the farming. Till the opening in June they needs our help. If you share the same value in ethical farming and shopping local, especially if you live in Sydney inner-west, please make a pledge. You will be able get some homemade compost or yoga workshops etc as a gift for the money you donate. More info see @pocketcityfarms. #mundanematters

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May the 4th be with you. Happy #starwarsday! @starwars #mundanematters #superlocalxmundanematters

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Beautiful big bug by @isabelleaileentoland. More creations and workshop photos see link in my bio. ? Do good things: 1. Zero waste. Creativity without damage to the environment. Most fruits and vegetables we use are the imperfect ones people don't want. All scraps go to compost. All artworks go to the creators' stomachs. 2. Create a purely joyful, free, loving experience. 3. Discover our inner child and creativity together. More good things to come. Thanks to all adventurous spirits for joining us on the first week to create such beautiful energy together. It is very special to have you @raquelduron @thereverendchay @jacquithorburn @charlie.xiao.75 @jerkscully @breezeblockhead @scarletlilli @feltysurface @isabelleaileentoland @johnnylieu with @lianerossler at @superlocalstudio (photos to your inbox soon xx)

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Numerology ?. Three things I discovered today that gave me goosebumps: 1. My birthday counts the Master Number 33/6, of which life purpose is 'to use your nurturing and healing gifts to serve yourself and others in a joyful and accepting way'. /// 2. Anett and I – our birthday counts complete the chart above. /// 3. 'Mundane Matters' as a name counts Number 6 – its life purpose is to love, care and support. It is considered to be the most harmonious number. I think it explains a lot about our journey. I thank Anett for this thoughtful, beautiful present. ? Highly recommend to have a read and find out yours if you haven't. A good guide for the heart and soul. (Or come to my workshop with @superlocalstudio next Thursday night I will teach you. Link in bio. ☝️?) #mundanematters #superlocalxmundanematters

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