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The Most Artistic Bananas You've Ever Seen

Jill Harness

You already know that bananas turn brown when they're bruised, so the concept of banana art being made with nothing more than a push pin makes sense. Even so, the how-to video is still pretty impressive, as are the resulting artworks and the rotting process afterward.

These creations are part of a larger project by artist Phil Hansen, who not only has the ability to make art from all variety of materials, but wants all of us to be able to do the same. That's why his book, Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art, intends to help us all improve our artistic skills, no matter what we happen to have on hand.