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Japanese Banana Art Is So Damn Appealing

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Darth Vader. A Xenomorph from Aliens. Attack on Titan. That's not mentioning the various other characters as well as animals, too. They've all been brought to life in amazing banana sculptures.

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This is the work of Keisuke Yamada, a banana artist Kotaku first profiled in 2011. To make these sculptures, Yamada, an electrician by trade, must work fast, or the banana will start to go bad. It's a race against time.

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It's not that he can just create cool sculptures, but the fact that he can do them quickly is what makes his art so interesting. And delicious.

Have a look at what he's been up to recently.

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DISCUSSION

This is pretty hard if you actually try. Even with some experience in clay modelling it is really hard to do it nicely due to the inconsistent banana texture.

Also since you can't add banana back to places you've screwed up, nor can you heat it to change the softness.

I love bananas too. I especially love the chocobanana he made... it looks too delicious, compared to the ones I've made which all look like turds (delicious regardless).