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We here at ViralNova know that bananas make a surprisingly good canvas, with smooth but sturdy peels that make excellent drawing surfaces. But there”s more to the banana than the peel.

Artist and self-described “banana craftsman” Keisuke Yamada knows this well. He”s been carving bananas into intricate sculptures since 2010.

Using a spoon and a toothpick, Yamada carefully scrapes and carves the fruit, using the peel as a protective layer for his hands.

Using a spoon and a toothpick, Yamada carefully scrapes and carves the fruit, using the peel as a protective layer for his hands.

And in case you”re wondering, yes, he eats the bananas.

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His inspirations for what to create come from a variety of places, including characters from movies and TV shows, pop culture figures, and mythological creatures. His dedication to the banana caught Dole”s attention, and they commissioned him to create a Spider-Man sculpture for one of the films.

Watch him in action here!

Besides using the fruit itself, Yamada sometimes incorporates the peels into his creations.

Besides using the fruit itself, Yamada sometimes incorporates the peels into his creations.

And for some, like this one of Poseidon, he”ll also use props.

Besides the fact that he”s getting plenty of potassium, Yamada is also quite prolific when it comes to sculpture more generally. You can see even more of his creations on his website, and keep up with his latest projects on Twitter.

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