‘Strange Fruits’: Food Transformed Into Gems, Brains, and Rubik’s Cubes

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You’ll never see beets, apples, or cauliflower the same way after perusing Strange Fruits, Berlin-based artist Sarah Illenberger’s series of fruits and vegetables transformed into objects they resemble or suggest. A carrot becomes a tube of lipstick, chili peppers serve as a lighter’s flame, and a pomegranate gets a sinister makeover as a grenade — creating some creepy yet delightful visual dissonance that is sure to make the images stick with you. Click through for a selection of our favorite works from Strange Fruits, which we discovered via designboom, and visit Illenberger’s website to see the full series.

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger

Image credit: Sarah Illenberger