The plump, round apples, long, slender zucchini and softly curved eggplant that glisten on grocery store shelves are far from the natural truth.
“The complete absence of botanical anomalies in our supermarkets has caused us to regard the consistency of produce presented there as natural,” says German artist, Uli Westphal.
In other words? We have become so used to the flawless, identical fruits and vegetables in the grocery store, and even the farmers’ market, that we have come to believe that this perfection is natural when, of course, it is not.
This is why Westphal began Mutato, a project to collect and photograph all kinds of fruits and vegetables in their natural, gnarled, bulging, mutated forms. You have never seen a bumpy avocado or a bulbous tomato until you have seen the avocados and tomatoes in Westphal’s Mutato. The purpose of Mutato is not only to remind us of these imperfect fruits and vegetables but also to celebrate their strange, wonderful, natural beauty. And beautiful they certainly are.
Source : Trendland