Artist Clive Cooper has started a fruitful venture – crafting faces out of watermelons.
The 54-year-old uses them to make lifelike faces based on films and TV shows.
Each artwork takes up to six hours to carve and lasts a day before it shrivels and loses its shape.
Explaining the careful process behind his creations, the Canadian said: 'I used to carve pumpkins but I couldn't achieve what I really wanted to because the insides don't have enough structure.
'I like to use watermelons because they have green, white and red colouring whereas with pumpkins you only have orange to work with.
'Working with the different colours allowed me to create an interesting visual effect.
'I watch TV programmes and films and develop ideas from there. Comic books can also be very inspiring as they are full of expression.'
Mr Cooper, from Vancouver, Canada, has carved them for weddings and parties.
‘People like to have something special and unique at their celebratory events,’ he said.
‘The possibilities are endless – I’ll keep going until I exhaust them all.’
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