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Amazing Spud City Carved Out of Potatoes

You like po-tay-to, I like po-tah-to, let's call the whole thing ... awesome: Behold a cityscape carved out of 80 pounds of potatoes by artist Peter Root (really).

From The Sun:

Peter Root, 33, spent three weeks in Istanbul, Turkey, making homes, office blocks and places of worship from a staggering 176lbs of spuds using a kitchen knife and bicycle repair kit.

Details include TV aerials, hundreds of windows on tower blocks and the crescent moon of Islam on mosques.

Brit Peter, from Guernsey, said of the artwork named Plot: "Plot was not modelled on Istanbul, rather influenced by various aspects of the city.

"That includes its sprawl and density, the beautiful, delicate and ornate architectural detail and the crumbling decay of certain areas.

"I chose potatoes because they are available in abundance and are amazing things to sculpt with.

"They can be chopped, carved, sliced, drawn into, balanced, dried."

Take a look at more awesome photos of Spud city over at Peter's website: Link - via Oddity Central

Previously on Neatorama: Amazing Cityscape Art Made From Unusual Objects | Ephemicropolis, a City of Staples (also by Peter Root)


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