Conn. artist uses gummi worms, donuts, white bread


It's always great (seriously!) to see people making a living -- or trying to -- out of playing with food. Connecticut-based artist Kevin Van Aelst, whose work has been featured in the New York Times and New York Times Magazine, takes photos of everyday stuff -- including a lot of food -- distorted into very non-everyday arrangements. He says:

This work is about creating order where we expect to find randomness, and also hints that the minutiae all around us is capable of communicating much larger ideas.

Nice. Check out the Hawaii-shaped Hawaiian punch spill, the world map bitten into an apple, the Krispy Kreme undergoing mitosis, and of course the gummi worms arranged like chromosomes.