Artist sketches her town with toasted breads

Artist Jolita Vaitkute recreates a picture of her town Vilnius through 1064 slices of bread. The 18-year-old Lithuanian genius is passionate about food art and can convert almost any food into artwork quite amazingly.

Jolita was asked to do something astounding for a local bread factory opening. After a few months of brainstorming, she came up with an idea of fabricating a big picture of the urban fragment which symbolizes her small town.

The preliminary sketched drawing
As difficult as it seems, the process included multiple days of drying and garnishing each and every piece of bread with immense care. Jolita invited her friends Emilija Vinzanovaite, Algirdas Padleckis and Gintare Tumosaite to join her and the team worked straight 50 hours to develop the 3.5×2.5 meters of ‘bread picture’.

The studio wasn’t a good place to dry the bread slices, so Jolita arranged the drying and post processing entirely at her home. A rough sketch of the scenario was prepared on a paper beforehand, calculating and coding every bit of manipulation on the separate bread pieces.

Ongoing manipulation

Each of the slices was distinctly toasted


Assessing each bread with strict workmanship


Ongoing manipulation


Ongoing assembling


The final image


President Dalia Grybauskaite delivers her speech of appraisal for the artwork


Added to the misery of the artisans, the biggest toasted bread picture on earth was crushed several times due to transportation mishap. Hence, they had to recreate it for three times.

The final artwork was greatly applauded by Lithuanians. Dalia Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania appreciated the great piece of food art by inaugurating it.

You can check the other food arts by Jolita Vaitkute here.

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