Sakurako Kitsa's Bento Boxes

Amorette Dye is a complicated person. I figured this this from a brief google search and a look at her pull-no-punches blog, which chronicles her life as a mother and cancer fighter-survivor—as a tough cookie, basically. It doesn't mesh with how I think of tough cookies, but Dye (under the name Sakurako Kitsa) also makes bento boxes. Kick ass bento boxes. Here are a few examples from her enchanting flickr stream:













2 comments:

easy writer said...

Truly ingenious, if not especially appetizing, edible art--not to be confused with oedipal art. Or maybe so: who is that sandwich? And then there's that tower thing...

Kim A. said...

I know what you mean. obsessive crafting, which I think this is closer to than "art" though the distinction's pretty mushy, always carries that stigma though, don't you think? sexual frustration funneled into incredibly intricate handiwork. it's a curious stereotype. perhaps with a grain of truth. THat tower, as you point out... is... striking. And the sandwich is one wicked vagina dentata...

"Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead." —W. H. Auden