Eat This Tumblr: Step Into Illustrator Monica Ramos’ Fantastical Food World

  • Donuts and bagels oh my!
  • A strawberry-chocolate crepe nap.
  • Bathing in macaroni and cheese, resort-style—don't lie, you've thought about it.
  • Club Cheerios, the most exclusive cereal pool club.
  • Ramos created this orange pulp illustration for PULP Magazine.
  • "We have unhealthy relationships with our food."
  • This one is called "Waffle Spa." Does it remind anyone else of The Crag?
  • Chamillionaire would be proud.
  • This pretzel looks so life-like, and more importantly — edible.
  • It's an entire neighborhood of cupcake mountains, just like you dreamed of as a kiddie.
  • Nuff said.
  • Sprinkles! We're assuming that's the name of the puppy, too.
  • "Eat your veggies."
  • She includes her favorite flavors of summer. We have to say we agree.
  • This was Ramos' wannabe Halloween costume called "sexy toast." We wish it was real.

For illustrator Monica Ramos, food art is about more than just what’s on our plates. Her illustrations and wood carvings get at her version of reality—full of the nostalgic, the wistful, and the brutally honest. Her food pieces, including her series Comfort Foods, touch on our fantasies about what we eat and our relationships with it. She wants you to jump right with reckless abandon—from being swathed in cheese sauce in a dish of mac and cheese, to being enveloped in a Cheerio’s milk bath. And all of these dreamy visions are interspersed with upbeat statements on our mortality, like “our bodies are golden.”

Now to decide whether to get a “PORK BUNZ” tattoo on our hands…

Jump right into Ramos’ visual food musings in the gallery above, and visit her blog and website.

All photos courtesy of Monica Ramos.


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