If you ever thought Play-Doh - in all its putty neon glory - looked appetising as a young buck, wait until you check out artist Jessica Hlavac’s miniature creations. They’re like Play-Doh meals for adults, tantalising and tempting even the most self-disciplined of us. Bottom line, they just look so goddamn tasty. We’re pretty sure it’s a good thing they’re made of clay though, because on one hand, you’d have to eat about a million of ‘em to be full, and on the other hand, like a lot of super gourmet concoctions, they’re just more fun to look at than consume.
Hlavac crafts ultra detailed bite-sized food items that span every meal and range from miniature sushi assortments that fit on the tips of chopsticks to meatball subs no larger than the face of a coin. She even makes teeny little fine china dishes to hold the more gourmet offerings.
Hlavac 'cooks' most of her tasty morsels out of polymer clay, which is that extremely pliable putty that those extra fancy decorations adorning your 'tobacco' pipe are probably fashioned out of. She then textures, paints, and varnishes her micro creations to make them look as realistic as possible.
But why go through the hassle of painstakingly creating miniature non-edible meals, and then photographing them? In masterchef Hlavac’s words, "Because I can".
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