Artist collects, photographs mutated fruits and vegetables calls them ‘Mutatoes’ (video)
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On July 29, 2011, the Internet began buzzing about an artist’s creations called “Mutatoes.” Typically, when one goes to his or her grocery market, or even local fruit and vegetable stand, they expect to get their eggplants, cucumbers and potatoes in standard fare. Fruits and vegetables are expected to appear in one particular form, though the size may vary- the average consumer wants their fruits and veggies in uniform color, shape and size. So what happens to those mutant freaks in veggie land? Do these misshapen and distorted produce find their way to the trash bin, overlooked for the unique abnormality they truly are? Well not if Berlin based artist Uli Westphal has anything to say about it.
With an appreciation and fascination that true beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, Uli Westphal has been arranging and displaying images of freakish fruit and vegetables since 2006.
Click the video player to the left to get a visual presentation with photos of Westphal’s collection “Mutatoes.”