By Amanda Stringfellow @amanda_l_s

AN ARTIST has created huge hyper-realistic sculptures to look like his favourite FOOD

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Cheesy! Artist Peter Anton makes incredible sculptures of his favourite food

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.

Very Cool: The hyper-realistic creations ...
... are huge recreations of delecious sweet treats

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.

Not Eg-ible: A huge fried egg is part of Peter's exhibition in New York
Extra-large portion: Artist Peter Anton poses with his hyper-realistic food sculpture of a cheeseburger

The 51-year-old from Connecticut, United States starts by surrounding himself with the real life food he will be creating into a sculpture.

The sculptures are made of wood, resin, metal, plastics, clay, oil and acrylic paint
Glorious Food: It took Peter up to two months to create each detailed piece of art

He then reads about the history of that food and how it is made before selecting materials to build the edible-looking creations.

Creme de la ice-cream: Anton 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.

Not so bite-sized: Anton designed this fo-treat to look partially eaten
Mouth-watering: This Rocket lolly looks good enough to eat

Peter said: “The temple is a place of meditation, peace, and happiness – a shrine devoted to the celebration of food and life.

Art Attack Food: Models of delectable sweets and savoury foods are displayed on altars in the mouth-watering art display

“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.  

Mary Berry would approve: These cakes look good enough to eat ...
... but are made from wood, metal and plastics

“As a young child I would stare at my plate and study and get excited about the various colours and properties of food.

Polished off: This sushi looks like it's fresh from the sea

“Food evokes a sense of well-being and is an important part of the special memories in our lives. 

Pizza-casso - Anton surrounded himself with the treats before he started his work on each sculpture

“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.”