The idea came from the fact that US markets toss out 15 billion dollars worth of fruits and vegetables each year
just because they are bruised or discolored. But they are still fresh and edible. I felt there was an opportunity to stop
the waste, so Ugly Fruit was born. Ugly Fruit is a stand that makes juice, jams, and dried fruits out of unattractive
produce donated from our neighborhood grocery stores. Ugly fruit, pretty yummy!
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Yulia Brodskaya is well-known for her paper graphics or ‘quilling’ (rolled paper glued on it’s edge). The ‘O’above was created for Oprah’s magazine which also featured an article about Yulia and her work.
She revealled that since she’d designed the cover of a holiday supplement for The Guardian newspaper (UK) in 2008, she’s “never been out of work since”. She also said that she’d like to do more “live” pieces where people can see the work itself, not just photos of it. This seems to have happened this year when she created a huge installation in Shanghai.
See an earlier post about Yulia’s work
I can’t even look. It’s too gorgeous.