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Photographer Recreates Van Gogh with Food

Photographer Recreates Van Gogh with Food

Colored salts and spices create gorgeous landscapes

Photographer Kelly McCollam recreated some famous Van Gogh pieces uses spices and chips, and painted gorgeous landscapes using salt and food coloring.

McCollam started these recreations in college and has continued for about two years. She uses red, blue, green, and yellow food coloring as base paints to mix colors and a single Morton-sized salt container (which lasts five compositions) for her salt pieces. Each of these takes three to five days to construct.

See her pieces below, including Van Gogh's "Starry Night," where she uses cloves for the tree, colored salt, lemon powder, cayenne, mustard, and onion chips. And no, she does not cook with the salt, although she says you probably could.

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  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


  • Ida Skivenes, an artist and photographer from Oslo, began sharing her photographs online in June last year
  • The colourful creations don't go to waste - she tucks in to breakfast once she has taken their pictures

Published: 05:20 BST, 4 April 2013 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 4 April 2013

A Norwegian artist and photographer has turned her talents to the breakfast table - with colourful results.

Ida Skivenes, from Oslo, has recreated Frida Kahlo with cheese and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers with yoghurt and figs as she explores ways of brightening up breakfast.

She began posting pictures of her healthy and colourful meals on photo-sharing site Instagram in June last year where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers and bagged herself a book deal.

Ida Skivenes turned Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, left, into toast using cheese slices, olives for the artist's eyebrows, kiwi fruit, strawberries and pears, while Van Gogh's Sunflowers, right, has a base of yoghurt and passionfruit curd as a canvas for apricots, raisins and figs

Peppers, cream cheese, celery and olives make The Scream, left, worth Munch-ing on, while Ida called her attempt at Jackson Pollock's Convergence 'feeble'

Ida Skivenes also tackled Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, left, and enlisted granary toast and cheese to take on Piet Mondrian

Among her creations include a depiction of Little Red Riding Hood as well as the house from Disney Pixar film Up, with grapes for balloons.

Moby Dick is made out of a pancake and blueberries, while cream cheese, peppers and olives bring Edvard Munch's The Scream to the table.


Watch the video: Van Gogh and After (December 2021).