Quick: Think of two of the things you enjoy most in this world. Did food and fashion come to mind? They did for us! If the same is true for you, then we know you’ll be as obsessed with the work of illustrator and graphic designer Vela Burke as we are.
Burke is a Brooklyn-based artist who melds delicious noms with high style in the form of food portraits.
Yep, we said food portraits. And they’re more beautiful than you can even imagine.
In the piece above, Burke has used a cream puff, gold sprinkles, edible gold glitter, diamond rock candy, blueberries, raspberries, green fruit roll ups, and white doilies to create a portrait of a chic, chapeau-clad woman.
Exquisite, isn’t it?
Burke started her food portrait project earlier this year when she developed what she calls “analysis paralysis” and knew she needed a push to get out of the slump. She told Delish in July that she decided to take part in #The100DaysProject — a “a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making” — to get her creative juices flowing again.
Since then she’s been sharing “bite-size portraits” on Instagram every day. To make the images, she starts with the usual artist’s tools — sketchbook, paint, pencils and pens — then adds bits of the foods she’s used that day to cook for herself and her family.
Needless to say, the portraits have been a delight for her fans — and her appetite.
We told you you’d be obsessed! Keep scrolling for more of our fave protraits from Vela’s IG.