Peter Root is a, huh, potato artist. Supposedly, he traveled to Istanbul, Turkey for three weeks to carve 176 pounds of spuds into this Islamic cityscape–complete with homes, skyscrapers and mosques. Root’s toolkit consisted of a kitchen knife and a bicyle repair kit.
Is it coincidence a potato is a type of root? Another world mystery.
Colorado artist Mike Grab likes to stack rocks–and he is good at it. Impossibly, the only bonding agent he uses is glue.
Like Martin Luther King, Czech artist David Cerny had a vision. King wanted to transform the world through love and peace. Cerny wanted to build a bus that did push-ups.
Cerny’s art, commemorating the 2012 London Olympics, is powered by an electrical engine—allowing the massive arms to push the bus off the pavement. The bus even grunts and moans.