Followers Go Bananas Over Keisuke Yamada's Art

Originally published on October 18, 2011 8:20 am
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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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A young Japanese artist has developed quite a Web following for his banana art. Keisuke Yamada uses a toothpick and spoon to sculpt faces onto the fruit. He's created a chariot-drawn Poseidon with horses leaping out of peels, plus slightly slimy likenesses of Homer Simpson and Marge with a banana beehive. Carving the sculptures is a race against time. Yamada has about 30 minutes before the fruit turns brown. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.