With over 200 million views of his food carvings on the internet, it’s fair to say that Valeriano Fatica a viral sensation. 6 to 30 hours is what it takes to carve a food sculpture depending on the material and subject, and the time limit strikes when the food starts decomposing. “The process is divided into 4 parts: getting the idea, making the sketch, doing the sculpture, and making the video,” Fatica explains. In the end, he also shares his time-lapse videos, on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Everything he gets his hands on from watermelons, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, avocados, cheese, truffles, to coffee beans, it all turns to highly detailed sculptures. The 32-year-old artist is a big lover of classic Roman and Greek sculptures, although he mostly draws inspiration from Japanese manga. Interestingly, coming from a family of artists who also own a restaurant, his food carving career feels like it was destined to be. What’s Fatica’s favorite food to carve you might wonder? “I like watermelon because it’s the most difficult fruit to carve; cheese, because I get to eat the parts that remain; the coffee because it doesn’t decompose, so I can keep it forever, or also sell,” the artist shared.
Artist’s favorite – Venom (watermelon)
Coffee beans are great sculptures because they last forever. Imagine if all coffee beans came as tiny Thanos heads.
Minion banan… watermelon.
Night King – Watermelon