When Food becomes Art

MOTHERS COULD LET KIDS PLAY WITH FOOD. SEE HOW THIS VISUAL ARTIST IS TAKING CENTRE STAGE WITH HER AMAZING FOOD ART

Food art by Haneefah Adam via Guardian Life

Food art by Haneefah Adam via Guardian Life

If your mother ever shouted on you for playing with food, you can now point her to Haneefah Adams who is getting massive attention for playing with food in a very artistic and creative ways. Haneefah who is a professional medical scientist with a Master’s degree in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery from Coventry University, UK is turning popular Nigerian Dishes to master art pieces. The Self-taught artist is doing something both brave and entirely interesting, like the works of the Norwegian food artist, Ida Skivenes (Norwegian food artist), Haneefah is attracting more than just Instagram likes, with notable features on Guardian life, BellaNaija, CNN Africa (Instagram) and other online tabloids, she is shining on to becoming more than just a young lady playing with food on plain canvas.

Consider the rich and renowned vibrant cultural heritage Nigeria holds, Haneefah’s inspiration does not run afar off this reality. Using some of the country’s favourite meals, she creates magic. On her @muslimahanie Instagram page she shares some of her intriguing masterpieces.

Speaking on Guardian life she shared the technicality behind making each piece

Sometimes it takes five minutes in execution and sometimes it might take a day,” she said. “It depends on what I want to achieve. Some art works are really simple and some would involve more technicalities. Some days are longer, I might sketch, then move on to shading and finally covering it up with the materials that I use and this could take two to three days.

Winning the 2016 food art competition, #TechMeetsArt competition which was organized by Re.Le Art Gallery and sponsored by Samsung Mobile was the perfect push for the multi-talented artist who has originally been known for her blog, her fashion line tailoring clothes for young contemporary muslim girls and her Hijarbie doll project which we dare can say broke the internet early last year, revealing this new side of Haneefah has been both refreshing and entirely amazing. Known for extremely zesty personality Haneefah lives like a sweet, bubbly fizzy drink and this shines through in all her artistic expressions. What Haneefah is offering looks a whole lot like what brands will pay big money for in developing brand projects, we think she should not dare stop. What do you think? 

See below some of her food art masterpieces