Thursday Salute to Originals: Color-Coded Foods

Usually, art is in the eye of the beholder. But in this case, art is in the mouth of the beholder.

Meet artist Adam Hillman. If there is anyone who takes the importance of balanced nutrition seriously, it’s him. But not in the way you might think. Rather than balancing his meals with a careful amount of carbs, proteins, and fats, he balances his artwork by color. A juicy red strawberry now pairs nicely with a plump tomato and a red potato, as seen in the image above. Maybe it doesn’t sound so tasty, but these boldly paired colors create an aesthetic and unique work of art!

You’ll notice that each piece is arranged and placed meticulously; Adam prefers geometric and abstract patterns. Although the actual pieces of art themselves will eventually perish, Adam preserves his work with his photographic lens so it will live on. You may be questioning why he works with food at all since it is perishable. He explains to This is Colossal that he loves working with transient materials as his medium. Adam believes there is just something beautiful about it.

This Thursday, we’re saluting Adam and his vibrant collaborations with varying food groups. We can’t say that we’d like to taste any of his pieces, but we can definitely stare at them for hours! You can view more of Adam’s work here on his Instagram profile.

Sources: Adam Hillman, This is Colossal