The Intricate Avocado Carvings of Daniele Barresi

Daniele Barresi is a young food sculptor who specializes in turning avocados into veritable works of art that literally look too good to eat.

A native of Bagnara Calabra, Italy, Daniele Barresi has been carving ever since he was just seven years old. He has also experimented with a wide range of mediums over the years, from soap to resin and foam, but it’s his intricate avocado carvings that always get the most attention. Looking at the complex designs he is able to carve into the creamy pulp of an avocado, it’s easy to see why so many people are fascinated by Barresi’s avocado art.

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“When I touch my knife, my mind gives up to the heart and it transmits directly, to the hands, giving different forms to the decorations. It’s like magic,” Daniele Barresi wrote on Bored Panda, two years ago.

 

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One of the things that I find most impressive about Baressi is the speed with which he works. Avocados, like apples, tend to turn brown pretty fast in contact with air, so the 28-year-old food artist has to work fast to create his designs before the fresh pulp becomes oxidized.

 

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The Italian expat currently living in Australia is a 2 times world champion carving designer, having won the WACS championship in both 2013  and 2014. He was also crowned National Champion in Italy, in 2015, and Carving European Champion that same year.

 

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This is the second time we feature Daniele Barresi’s amazing carvings on OC< the first time being when we discovered his impressive carved soap collection.

 

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