Art to Feed Your Brain

Sara Asnaghi is an up and coming sculptor from Milan, Italy. Her work ranges in themes and mediums, however she is identified best by her utilization of various types of food or organic materials such as coffee, sugar, barley, grass, and lentils in her pieces.

Her work entitled “What Have You Got in Your Head?” presents a series of human brains made out of everyday organic materials. Each brain is casted in a mold that allows them to be exactly the same size and shape, however the component of each brain is made out of unique materials that mirror the construction and growth of our very own brains. That sandwich brain looks good — what do you wish your brain was made of? 

Red Pepper Flakes:


from left to right (above): grass, orzo, red pepper flakes, food for canaries, breadcrumbs, black rice, sugar, sprinkles, and hemp seeds

By Lucia Phan

Lucia Phan has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Food & City Culture and Environmental Economics. She is the founder of Banana Slug Edibles, where she bakes specialty cakes and cupcakes for patients in Orange County & Los Angeles. In her free time she likes to collect recipes and will forever be searching for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe known to man.

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