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Yes, this portrait of Jackie Chan was made with chopsticks—64,000 to be exact. It’s kind of tough to wrap your mind around. Artist Red Hong Yi is a big fan of Jackie Chan (she recently had the chance to meet him too, as you’ll see in the video), and she made this portrait of the martial arts master and movie star using only bundles of chopsticks, string and wire.

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Blue milk is one thing, but blue chicken? Yuck. California-based photographer Lawrie Brown painted all sorts of common, everyday food items extremely bright colors in her photo series, “Colored Foods.” The resulting garishly colored foods don’t look very tasty, but they sure are eye-catching to say the least.

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The classifieds section of a newspaper is typically pretty boring, but designer Felipe Salazar found a way to make that excruciatingly tedious layout fairly interesting. By playing with our sense of depth perception, Salazar was able to hide a full-blown kitchen (fitted out with a stove, gas hood and cabinets) within all of that tiny, blocky text as part of an ad for Corona’s kitchens. Thanks to the Colombian-based designer, the classifieds are now something worth going through for fun.

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We’ve seen plenty of art made from latte foam, but caffeinated illustrations don’t need to end there. Instagram user Liv Buranday uses coffee grounds to create minimalist art featuring Minions, Mickey Mouse, Olaf, and many more characters. She arranges the grounds into drawings with only her hands and toothpicks; she adds glue to make the aromatic works of art permanent.

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With only some paint and an eye for detail, Artist Hikaru Cho transforms food into other kinds of food in her latest series “It’s not what it seems.” For instance, she disguised an egg as an eggplant (ha!) and a tomato as an orange.

Can you guess what this “cucumber” actually is?

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These beautiful animal sculptures were created with forks, knives, and spoons by Ohio-based artist Gary Hovey. He cuts and welds them into amazingly realistic animal sculptures. It’s incredible to see how he uses forks to mimic fur and spoons to create ears.

Hovey’s work is even more amazing when you learn that he’s been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since 1994. He is determined not to let the disease stop him and works whenever he is able, with the help of family and friends to carry his works of art.

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Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” is an instantly recognizable piece of art that’s now been recreated in sprinkles. It’s all to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Michelangelo’s death. The confectionary art was commissioned by Cake Angels and created by Michelle Wibowo.

She used roughly half a billion sprinkles and 10,000 marshmallows to create the 18-foot wide image over the course of 168 hours. The finished work was displayed at St. Pancras Church in London earlier this month.

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Ketchup art by Hanna K.

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Artists don’t just use paper and canvas for their work, almost any surface is game – including edibles. Steve Casino has taken his paintbrush to empty peanut shells. It’s a very specialized art, but Casino appears to have it down to a science. He carefully seals each shell, paints it, and puts the finished art in a glass dome. The process takes around 20 hours.

He takes commissions and paints portraits for weddings and as gifts, but as you can see, he’s also tackled several characters from pop culture – especially superheroes. Wolverine is pictured above, but you can also spot Hulk, Captain America, Batman, and many more in Casino’s portfolio.

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This creative food artwork was made by Victor Nunes who has turned the most basic of foods into incredible faces. It’s fascinating to see how he turns one type of food, like a simple piece of popcorn, into the faces of people, animals and more.

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