what do you do when from a very young age, you’ve been taught to work with your heart? it makes you want to push through every obstacle and reach every goal. for some it is excelling in the corporate world, for some it is to become a revered wildlife photographer and for some an instagram celebrity.
for daniele barresi – a young italian lad from the town of scilla in italy it was carving. it did not matter whether he carved up fruits or vegetables or soaps, as long as he created something with love.
today this intense love for creating things of beauty by using carving as an art form has taken him to sydney, australia, where he lives life, as an international award winning carving designer. his work has earned him numerous awards and his account has garnered over 60,000 followers on instagram. this fame has led him to create food carving tutorials on his youtube channel that are also quickly gaining in popularity.
daniele says, “when i touch my knife, my mind gives up to the heart and transmits directly to the hands, giving different forms to the decorations. it’s like magic.”
here are few of daniele’s artfully carved watermelons, avocados, apples and many other fruits and vegetables.