By Amanda Stringfellow @amanda_l_s
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Larger-than-life models of delectable sweets and savoury foods are displayed on altars in the mouth-watering art display.
The exhibition, named the ‘Foodhist Temple’, showcases mammoth boxes of chocolates, donuts, cake, pizza, bacon, fried egg, sushi and cheeseburgers.
The sculptures, created by Peter Anton, are made of wood, resin, metal, plastics, clay, oil and acrylic paint and can take over two months to create.
The 51-year-old from Connecticut, United States starts by surrounding himself with the real life food he will be creating into a sculpture.
He then reads about the history of that food and how it is made before selecting materials to build the edible-looking creations.
The 'sanctuary' of food sculptures is being presented at the UNIX Gallery New York from April 2, 2015 and will run until May 9.
Peter said: “The temple is a place of meditation, peace, and happiness – a shrine devoted to the celebration of food and life.
“I think it’s important to create artwork that connects with people in an emotional way.
“It was very natural for me to use food as a subject matter since I always had a deep interested in food.
“As a young child I would stare at my plate and study and get excited about the various colours and properties of food.
“Food evokes a sense of well-being and is an important part of the special memories in our lives.
“I like to create art that can lure, charm, tease, disarm, and surprise. The sensual nature of the works stirs desire, passion, obsession, and indulgence. I activate the hunger people have for the things that give them pleasure.”