Get ready for the coolest thing you’ll see today.
Instagram user @gakugakugakugakugaku1 (try saying that five times fast) has begun drawing attention for posting some of the most incredible, intricate food carvings in existence.
Using a fine scalpel the artist has produced a range of beautifully sliced fruits and vegetables which are enough to reduce anyone to tears.
These range from intricate radish designs, to repeating geometric shapes carved into the cross-section of a broccoli floret.
It’s amazing to think of not just the time, but also the precision and steadiness of hand that’s required to make something this jaw-droppingly beautiful. As anyone who’s ever tried using a thin blade for carving will know, this skill isn’t the easiest to develop even on a flat surface, and with the natural imperfections in shape that will occur in an apple or banana, the talent on display here is absolutely staggering.
Here’s hoping that gakugakugakugaku1 keeps up the hard work and continues to create these beautiful, intricate designs. If you were in any need of some utterly fantastic offbeat food porn for your Instagram feed, there’s plenty here to whet your appetite.