Street Artist Turns Discarded Mattresses Into Food Sculptures
They're big, they're disgusting, and they're the last thing you want to see on your block. No, I'm not talking about Applebee's. I'm talking about used mattresses. Some days here in New York, when you walk down the street you can feel like you're Indiana Jones escaping the Tempurpedic of Doom. But where others see a soiled eyesore, street artist Lor-K sees a delicious waffle, a serving of sushi, or a cute little cupcake. The Paris-based sculptor is known for turning found objects into art, and her Eat Me series re-imagines the busted bedding as colorful and larger-than-life foods.
Lor-K is debuting new works and detailing some of the behind the scenes process on her Facebook page and Instagram, if you want to follow along as these recycled treats take shape. Yes, Paris is already a beautiful city, but now even it's waste is getting a facelift. This kind of art is certainly more welcome than trash, any day. Though if you even see a mattress sculpture in New York City, just be aware that the giant burrito is probably crawling with bed bugs. This is why we can't have nice things.
[h/t Laughing Squid]