Art doesn’t have to fit into a particular style. method, or genre in order to achieve greatness. After all, an artist’s value can’t be measured just in their technical proficiency, but in the way that they innovate.
For proof, look no further than Italian sculptor Valeriano Fatica, who’s made a name for himself by crafting incredible pieces of art out of fruits, vegetables, and other unconventional materials.
Valeriano Fatica is a 27-year-old Italian artist known for carving sculptures out of fruits and vegetables. He has a particular affinity for watermelons, which is what this rabbit is made out of.
He also has created sculptures made out of cheese, as well as more traditional sculpting materials such as rocks and clay.
He comes from an artistic family. His father is a painter and sculptor, his sister is a pianist, and his wife is a photographer and translator.
Valeriano began drawing as a child, inspired by his love of comics. He now has a collection of over 2000 pieces of comic book art, and his work continues to be influenced by the medium. Take this excellent sculpture of The Joker, for example, which was carved from a pumpkin.
Shortly after starting high school, Valeriano realized that what he really wanted to do was sculpt.
He started working at La Roccia (“The Rock”), a restaurant owned by his parents, where he would carve watermelons for display.
The young artist now creates sculptures upon request for art lovers around the world.
“I do live carving directly at your house, and I can also do workshops and private lessons if you want,” he says on his website.
Not only is Valeriano Fatica remarkably talented, but it truly seems like he is making a living out of doing what he loves. Hopefully, more and more people will start to take notice of his spectacular work!
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