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By Mark McConville

 

THESE remarkable ‘cheese installations’ are every cheese lover’s dream with pounds of cheese melted on people, furniture and even entire houses.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

Incredible images show the exterior of a house completely covered in melted cheese, a bedroom and living room covered in it and even a bathroom lathered in dairy product.

The artist.
Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

Other stunning shots show a woman wearing a dress covered in layers of cheese, a cheese-covered blazer hanging up and boots drenched in cheese.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

Italian-Canadian artist and photographer, Cosimo Cavallaro is famous for his ‘cheese installations’. One of his most famous pieces of work was covering a twin suite at the Washington Jefferson Hotel, on New York’s upper west, with 1000 pounds of melted cheese.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

The cheese installations began when Cavallaro melted some cheese on his arm chair.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

“In the action to destroy, emerged something beautiful. That is what led me to continue in search of the end,” said the artist.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

“My work ignites the child in me and leads me to the boundary of fear and faith.”

 

Cavallaro had a challenging childhood, which has attributed to his talent. He grew up in a lower income immigrant household where food was scarce.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

“My father would tell me to be silent while we ate because we were battling death,” added the artist.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

“In an act to make my mother laugh, I would pour food on my head and watch my father’s anger rise like a volcano and my mother’s laughter would bring tears.”

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

Photography is the only method Cavallaro has to document his perishable work. His message is: have no fear.

Cosimo Cavallaro / Universal Features / mediadrumimages.com

 

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