The Art of Sculpted Bananas

Jill Harness
James Stone
James Stone / James Stone

How do you turn bananas into a work of art? With a lot of imagination—and plenty of pins. At least, that's how artist Matt James Stone does it and his end results seem to speak for themselves, as sculptural creations that hardly resemble the common fruit many of you have in your kitchens right now.

His series, Fruit, shows that you really can make art from just about anything, as long as you have the foresight to cut, peel and pin it into something strangely beautiful before the result is complete. Of course, working with bananas must present its own set of challenges as the artist must make his sculptures and photograph them before the peels start to show signs of bruising and the fruit starts to brown, but the end result is certainly worth the effort.