FOOD DRINK

Presidential candidate portraits made of food

Amid the final preparations for the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, we thought it fitting to take a closer look what the two candidates are really made of.  Here's a look as how artists portray the candidates through food  items--maybe the very munchies you'll find yourself snacking on as you watch these two go head to head.

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Obama and Romney Made From Cheetos

Cheeto’s just released two portraits of the presidential candidates constructed entirely out of its cheesy snack. It took artist Jason Baalman 100 hours to glue each of the 4,000 Cheetos onto black canvases to create their cheesy likeness. The snack company is asking the public to vote for their favorite candidate in its “Commander in Cheese” poll.  Two lucky contestants can win the 3-foot-by-4 foot  food portraits.

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Obama Made of Cheese

Food artist Prudence Staite made this edible sculpture of President Obama back in 2010. Staite's other works include Cheryl Cole and Dita von Teese. When asked why she picked cheese as her choice material she said at the time: "I have always thought that aspects of celebrity culture are incredibly cheesy."

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Obama and Romney Made Out of Beef Jerky

Artist Jason Mecier's works entitled 'Barack ObaMEAT' and 'MEAT Romney' feature portraits of the presidential hopefuls made solely out of the salty beef treat. Mecier created these meaty masterpieces for Jack Link Beef Jerky's latest campaign: "Vote for your Favorite Meathead."

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Romney and Ryan Made Out of Corn Field

This is an honorable mention, because after all corn is food, even though this portrait is technically crop art.   Michigan farmer Hank Choate had Idaho crop artist Shawn Stolworthy carve portraits of Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan into a corn field.  Stolworthy used a rototiller and GPS to sculpt the portrait on the 10-acre plot.

 

Shawn Stolworthy

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Obama Made Out of Baklava

Turkish dessert king Nadir Gullu made this Obama image, dubbed the Baracklava, in 2009. Gullu spent five days and used 40 layers of pastry to make the baklava, which was in honor of Obama's visit to Istanbul.

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Obama Made of Cereal

"Breakfast of Champions" by artists Ryan Alexiev and Hank Willis Thomas was made with millions of bits of cereal.



 

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Presidential candidate portraits made of food

Amid the final preparations for the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, we thought it fitting to take a closer look what the two candidates are really made of.  Here's a look as how artists portray the candidates through food  items--maybe the very munchies you'll find yourself snacking on as you watch these two go head to head.

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