By Laura Stampler
February 4, 2015

The fine-art scene is hungry for something new. Something fresh. Something bananas.

Netherlands-based artist Stephan Brusche started small. “I was at work and I just wanted to post something. I then noticed my banana and I figured it would make a nice post if I just drew a little happy face on it,” he told Bored Panda. “I took a ballpoint pen and just started drawing. I was pretty amazed how pleasant a banana peel is to draw on.”

Brusche, who posts his art to his Instagram account, soon started experimenting with the banana’s shape — peeling and carving the fruit into surprising sculptures.

And even political statements:

Brusche has dabbled in other fruit:

But really it’s all about that banana:

You can buy the artwork on his site — although you’re on your own when it comes to preservation.

(h/t: Bored Panda)

Write to Laura Stampler at laura.stampler@time.com.

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