Clever Artist Carves Donald Trump’s Face Into a Circus Peanut

July 24, 2015

A Q&A with the artist, Lauren Garfinkel.

Artist Lauren Garfinkel has been carving political statements and busts out of perishable food for about a decade. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she recently told NPR that the idea of making political art struck her “while watching news coverage of the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought in the Gulf Coast in 2005.” Though her work revolves around powerful figures in government, her pieces sometimes don’t even last long enough for her to photograph them. That ephemerality is part of the process, though.

Ephemerality is part of the process