25 Amazing Melon Sculptures to Kick Off Summer 2009

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I was doing some image searches and ran across a picture of a carved watermelon. As often happens to me in a case like this I lost sight of what I was originally searching for. Instead I happily spent an hour searching for, and looking in awe at, the intricate art of melon sculpting. Apparently it is an old art form in both Thailand and Japan.

My husband Gerrit carves some incredible pumpkins every year (2006, 2007, 2008) and even did a Granny Smith Apple carving of the Cheshire Cat for me. I think I am going to have to encourage him to give a watermelon a try for the next family gathering (shh don’t tell anyone it will be a surprise)

In tribute to the unofficial start of summer here in the US I thought I would post 25 of these incredible pieces of art. Enjoy!

Via: Ruudvisser.com
Via: Ruudvisser.com
Flowers
Crane and Turtle
Crane and Turtle
Cyclist
Cyclist
Eagle
Eagle
Flowers
Flowers
Moonface
Moonface
Picasso
Picasso Vincent van Gogh (DUH)
Ship
Ship
Via: boingboing.com
Mouth
Ram
Ram
Crane and Turtle
Crane and Turtle
Via: BBC | Worldcup inspired portraits
Via: BBC | Worldcup inspired portraits
Horse
Horse
Flowers
Flowers
Flowers
Flowers
Geometric flowers
Geometric flowers
Leaves & flowers
Leaves & flowers
Sumo
Sumo
Basket of leaves
Basket of leaves
Flower
Flower
Via: nynerd.com
Via: nynerd.com