A favorite craft among school age children is using dry pasta as a medium—with their little hands they create necklaces, mosaics and other sorts of hodgepodge. With maturity, that seed of an idea sprouts into a high-concept form, as adult artists also enjoy playing with their food. With their larger hands, these artists create impressive works—portraits with red wine, sculptures of butter, mosaics of beans.
Madina Papadopoulos is a New York-based freelance writer, author, and regular contributor to Paste. You can follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.