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Jessie Bearden is one of the most efficient and creative artists in the game. Aside from being insanely talented in general, the 23-year-old New Yorker is also exceptionally unique with regard to how she makes her art.
The young artist is making headlines for her ridiculously on-point celebrity portraits...made of food! Bearden uses various food and drink items such as poppy seeds, coffee, and ice cream to create each of her masterpieces. In an interview with PEOPLE, she said:
"I got really sick of painting because it was just too limiting."
While many of us might think that using food to create art is even more limiting than paint, Bearden proves us wrong. Each of her portraits is more remarkable than the next. Her pieces can take up to four hours to create, as her materials take more time to prepare, but she genuinely enjoys her work.
Bearden was recently commissioned by McDonald's to create a McCafe campaign. She made the image using coffee - an extremely fitting material given the topic.
In addition to the McCafe sign, Bearden has mastered many celeb portraits using interesting food objects. She used Wheaties to portray Caitlyn Jenner, poppy seeds for John Legend, ice cream for Rihanna, and popcorn for Jimmy Hendrix. Take a look at some of her amazing work.
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Watch this video to learn how to make celeb-inspired pancakes: