The ingenious creations of a London artist who bruises bananas

Portraits with a unique a-peel: The ingenious creations of a London artist who bruises bananas to create striking imagesthen eats them

  • This bunch of artfully blemished beauties has got under the skin of thousands of admirers across the world
  • One even replicates Mona Lisa, while others depict Adele, デヴィッド・ボウイ, John Travolta and a jellyfish design
  • They are by Anna Chojnicka, who discovered ‘banana bruiser’ art form while self-isolating in March last year
  • Bruised bananas are not usually particularly appealing. But this bunch of artfully blemished beauties has got under the skin of thousands of admirers worldwide.

    One even replicates Mona Lisa, while others depict アデル, デヴィッド・ボウイ and John Travolta.

    They are all the fruit of the labours of amateur artist Anna Chojnicka, who discovered her ‘banana bruiser’ art form while self-isolating in March last year. Her Instagram gallery has more than 15,000 フォロワー. Bananas oxidise, or turn brown, as enzymes are released and react with the air.

    Miss Chojnicka, 36, から ロンドン, uses a seam ripper, an instrument used by sewers, to prod the bananas. Each takes 90 分. 彼女が言います: ‘Controlling the bruising process conjures light and shade. I photograph each banana — then eat it.’

    満足のいく瞬間でした: That enigmatic smile on Leonardo da Vinci¿s painting is more than skin deep. Bruised bananas are not usually particularly appealing. But this bunch of artfully blemished beauties has got under the skin of thousands of admirers worldwide

    満足のいく瞬間でした: That enigmatic smile on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting is more than skin deep. Bruised bananas are not usually particularly appealing. But this bunch of artfully blemished beauties has got under the skin of thousands of admirers worldwide

    Banana bred: A hare is born. Miss Chojnicka, 36, ロンドンから, uses a seam ripper, an instrument used by sewers, to prod the bananas

    Banana bred: A hare is born. Miss Chojnicka, 36, ロンドンから, uses a seam ripper, an instrument used by sewers, to prod the bananas

    Growing in confidence: Sunflower rises. Each banana takes 90 分.

    Growing in confidence: Sunflower rises. Each banana takes 90 分.

    Split personality: Bowie as Aladdin Sane

    Split personality: Bowie as Aladdin Sane

    Roar fruit: This lion¿s got quite a bite

    Roar fruit: This lion’s got quite a bite

    Thanks a bunch: Calla lilies

    Thanks a bunch: Calla lilies

    Hello yellow: Adele is feeling fruity

    Hello yellow: Adele is feeling fruity

    Disco flare: Saturday Night Fever movie

    Disco flare: Saturday Night Fever movie

    A light snack: Warm glow of electricity

    A light snack: Warm glow of electricity

    Straight to the point: Skin is the perfect canvas for Michelangelo¿s Sistine Chapel painting

    Straight to the point: Skin is the perfect canvas for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting

    The ripe stuff: This student is hard at work ¿ but will teacher get an apple . . . or a banana?

    The ripe stuff: This student is hard at work — but will teacher get an apple . . . or a banana?

    Fish food: Looking for a bite ¿ but is this image really to scale?

    Fish food: Looking for a bite — but is this image really to scale?

    They are all the fruit of the labours of amateur artist Anna Chojnicka (写真), who discovered her ¿banana bruiser¿ art form while self-isolating in March last year

    They are all the fruit of the labours of amateur artist Anna Chojnicka (写真), who discovered her ‘banana bruiser’ art form while self-isolating in March last year

    See her work at @banana_bruiser and bananabruiser.com