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Is this Food Art? Artful Food?

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I’m grateful for the assistance of my friends Alex, Olivia, and Charlotte in placing the toppings. The toppings are simple silhouettes cut out of mdf board. I assumed it was only a matter of moving them around, balancing different shapes and sizes into a pleasing arrangement. But when I stood back it looked too “perfect”. Then I realized that there is some chaos when scattering toppings. So I asked my friends to contribute to the arrangement so that it looked like a convincing pizza.

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Making a giant pizza out of wood is surprisingly similar to making one in the kitchen to eat. And making a painting is also similar to cooking, say, a spaghetti sauce. I acquire or make my “raw ingredients” and tools. I lay them out, and starting building a base or structure.

By the way, can you identify the different toppings?