Harriet Moutsopoulos Uses Food Pieces To Obscure Identities In Vintage Portraits

An artist named Harriet Moutsopoulos goes miles ahead to subsidize the moments of faux pas with her portraits obscuring the identities of the characters with edible items- eggs, etc. Working as ‘Lexicon Love’, the Australian artist puts the portraits and eatables together through digital means like Photoshop or Illustrator. She celebrates the elements of imperfection lacing one’s appearance and beauty.


The winds of mortification begin of haunt a soul when others spot and laugh at the imperfections clinging to one’s appearance. No matter whether it is catching of food particles lacing teeth or face or something else, the faux pas gets on soaring with every passing moment. Giving the moments a new look and positive vibes, an artist named Harriet Moutsopoulos has shot into limelight with her portraits hiding identities.

Catching the stream of emotions that flow down during the moments of embarrassment, the artist treads ahead to weave the bits in her portraits. She cherished the beauty of imperfection hovering around. Her positive attitude and opinions help her see the other side of the elements floating around. To ebb the besets of the subject, she goes ahead to soothe them by obscuring their identities with some artistic delicacies.

Keeping in mind her artistic intentions, she goes around putting her hands on some suitable portraits that can provide her with the much-needed space for the expression of thoughts. Then, the Australian artist uses the celebrated digital means- Photoshop or Illustrator to cover their identities with edible items- eggs, cookies, etc. Thus, the eatables bloom larger in the portraits to let her theme blossom in vibrant hues in her art pieces.

To highlight the elements aptly, she puts in two (or three) of them in an art piece. Thus, art lovers do not need to expend much to grab the centre of her masterpiece. Working as ‘Lexicon Love’, she tries to bring their best on the screen.

Taking on her digital moves, she shared, “The most significant challenge for me is giving each artwork the slight imperfections of hand and the general look and feel of being made entirely from traditional, analog practices”.

“Idaeus” (20 x 24.01 inches) presents a lady in red dress posing gracefully. But a red jelly hides her face blossoming behind it.

“Protogonus” (20 x 24.01 inches) presents a little girl with her soft toy bubbling to capture the moment. But a broken egg with yolk covers her face to highlight the element of imperfection. The pearls of love accommodate the creative art spree of the artist in “You Win Again” (20 x 20 inches). A couple posing to seal the moments gets the ice cream tubs covering their faces.

“Dog’s Balls” (20 x 24.01 inches) gets on a woman wearing a green sweater. A mouth-watering Oreo bursts up to obscure her face and her feelings.

Taking on her inspiration, she shared, “(She is) drawn to the surreal and unsettling and try to inject that into my work where possible, always seeking out the unexpected connections between humor and tragedy”.

Shedding light on the deeper meaning embedded in her art pieces, she shared, “On the surface, this absurd combination appears to reject any sense of reason (an extension of my own twisted sense of humor). However, obscuring the faces of my portraits with food is designed to not only challenge traditional notions of beauty but also to provoke, tease, and confuse the observer”.

Thus, the beauty of imperfection is in full bloom for art lovers.