The object seems to be composed completely of Oranges and Limes, and their peels. A camera is an odd object to create out of spherical fruits but Dan Cretu appears to have taken the time and diligence to make an incredibly detailed replica. The only part that it seems to be missing is a viewfinder, but it also appears not to be a digital camera, but an older style one that still uses film. The cross-sectioned pieces of lime and orange are a great representation of the various lenses and flashes on a camera because of the lines radiating out from the core of each slice. A light pastel blue background really brings out the intense natural orange and green colors. The thicker part of the peel where the skin meets the stem makes for a good button. Another observation that can be made is a very simple and obvious one. This camera does not work. It is purely for show, but it shows off the artist’s desire to mold interesting, out of the box views of the world out of simple everyday things; like the fruit you might have had for breakfast.
This picture features a work of art by someone who played with their food too much. Still, sometimes playing around leads to creation and discovery. For the artist Dan he seemed to have discovered his passion. His citrus sensations include a bicycle, a radio, and even a shoe. As well as various other foods cleverly fashioned into everyday objects. Again when viewing something like this you are surprised and excited to see such an interesting idea that someone followed through with. The value to the artist will live on forever in the photograph and feeling of accomplishment, although the fruit may eventually deteriorate. The world is a sandbox, it is hard to figure out what to do with our precious time, but also some people are better at creating things than others. This is where artists really draw their strength they create images that give out free ideas. With a work of art there are a million different ways to approach and think about it, almost everybody comes up with their own unique perspective if they sit and think long enough. The great thing is when that perspective turns into an idea which then leads to a drive and causes someone to take action and start to build a castle in the sand.
Here is how Dan probably started to build his castle of an idea. He is feeling artist’s block, he does not know what he wants to create. He gets hungry and goes to a diner. Dan stays at the diner for hours playing with his food and brainstorming ideas. While he is there people are staring and wondering why he is acting like a child, one person even tries to sneakily snap a picture of him. Dan goes home and makes a camera out of fruit.
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