The Potato Portraits of Ginou Choueiri

Thursday, 21 May, 2009

Humans and potatoes have more in common than many of us think… that’s why Ginou Choueiri uses the food staple to craft portraits of people’s faces.

I chose the potato to portray human faces because of the many striking parallels. Not only is their skin porous like ours, but their skin texture and color is very similar, and like us, they come in different sizes, shapes and forms. Potatoes grow, live, and then decay, mirroring the ephemeral existence and fragility of our own human nature.

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