Squished: Nir Adar
Food being among my favorite subjects of conversation and art, I was delighted to find food stylist and artist Nir Adar's Squished series of photographs in the latest issue of (t)here magazine. The work originally appeared as part of the Value Meal: Design and (over)Eating, which was curated by Laetitia Wolff and Aric Chen and represented the United States at the International Design Biennale in Saint-Etienne, France in 2004.
The photographs, which Adar calls "deliciously disgusting," were created by placing foods between two pieces of glass and standing on them, creating compositions that have been called "both beautiful and psychologically gruesome."
Adar's latest project, Crispy Cones, is an attempt to reinvent the way we eat by serving popular foods like pizza, chicken curry, and s'mores in an edible, portable cone.