Fruit carving is truly an underrated art form and Angel Boraliev is one of the artists responsible for putting it on the map. This food carver from Bulgaria became a true sensation thanks to his magnificent creations that have to be seen to be believed.
Before turning to fruit carving, Boraliev worked as a chef at a small restaurant but didn’t find his job fulfilling. He was working with the most awful boss that he ever had and turned to fruit carving while looking for a way to relax from his stressful job.
Boraliev discovered this new hobby had a calming effect on him and eased his nerves, and eventually decided to leave his job. Six months later, he became a food carving decorator at a prestigious hotel in Golden Sands, Bulgaria, and he hasn’t looked back ever since.
“Around 9 years ago, I have immersed myself in this endless art. I have participated in many projects and I’m always open to new ideas and collaborations… I carve fruits, vegetables, and soaps into real sculptures – from animals and flowers to different objects from everyday life,” the artist told Bored Panda.
From pumpkins and watermelons to avocados and apples, no fruit is off limits for this talented fruit carver, so head to his Instagram page to discover more of his creations.