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.
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.
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.
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.
The cheese installations began when Cavallaro melted some cheese on his arm chair.
“In the action to destroy, emerged something beautiful. That is what led me to continue in search of the end,” said the artist.
“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.
“My father would tell me to be silent while we ate because we were battling death,” added the artist.
“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.”
Photography is the only method Cavallaro has to document his perishable work. His message is: have no fear.