We love using spices to add twists to recipes, but Kelly McCollam uses spices in a way you probably never thought possible. Kelly is an artist who recreates classical masterpieces, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”, with spices, salt, and food coloring.
Kelly’s salt and spice formations pay homage to her favorite artist. No prize for guessing who that is.
“My salt and spice work started in my senior year of college. It developed from a project in one of my photo classes. A lot of my artwork has to do with the idea of pointillism, the use of many parts to create one whole, but with a twist,”says Kelly, who is a graduate of the art school of Ball State University in Muncie.
Check out Salt of the Earth, a collection of her original work showcasing nature’s wonders, recreated with nothing else but salt and spices.
The different textures of salt and spices add an interesting definition to each piece. What do you think about this artwork?
Quote and all picture credits go to notesontheroad.com.