Amazing Spud City Carved Out of Potatoes
You like po-tay-to, I like po-tah-to, let’s call the whole thing …
awesome: Behold a cityscape carved out of 80 pounds of potatoes by artist
Peter Root (really).
Peter Root, 33, spent three weeks in Istanbul, Turkey, making homes,
office blocks and places of worship from a staggering 176lbs of spuds
using a kitchen knife and bicycle repair kit.
Details include TV aerials, hundreds of windows on tower blocks
and the crescent moon of Islam on mosques.
Brit Peter, from Guernsey, said of the artwork named Plot: "Plot
was not modelled on Istanbul, rather influenced by various aspects of
"That includes its sprawl and density, the beautiful, delicate
and ornate architectural detail and the crumbling decay of certain areas.
"I chose potatoes because they are available in abundance
and are amazing things to sculpt with.
"They can be chopped, carved, sliced, drawn into, balanced,