Baghdad-based artist Othman Toma uses multi-colored melting treats as a medium for his art, instead of normal paint. And it works incredibly well. In fact, to the untrained eye, his artworks seem painted with regular watercolors.
Michael Massaia's photographs are as nostalgic as they are disturbing. His long-exposure images capture a subject matter familiar to most. From a SpongeBob SquarePants popsicle to a Neapolitan ice cream sandwich, he frames the frozen treats most people's summer memories are made of. Yet, Massaia doesn't just realistically render his ice cream. He distorts the childhood favorites by melting them before his lens, until the pops resemble ominous pools of paint or celestial snapshots.
A girl gives a dog ice cream at dog beach and bar in Crikvenica, Croatia, July 12, 2016. The first Croatian beach bar specifically designed for dogs opens in the northern Adriatic town of Crikvenica, enabling canines and their owners to experience the joys of summertime together. Located at one of the few dog friendly beaches in the country, the bar's offer includes specially prepared ice cream, dog beer and snacks. (Photo by Antonio Bronic/Reuters)
Charistan Hood, 4, eats an ice cream near a picture of former President Barack Obama at the Black-owned Ice Cream Heaven store on Blackout Day 2020 on July 07, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Supporters of Blackout Day have committed to only spending money at Black-owned businesses to showcase the economic power of the Black community. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Ballerinas perform during an ice-cream factory promotional event at an observation floor of the Moscow International Business Centre, also known as “Moskva-City”, in Moscow, Russia October 25, 2018. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)
A roadside ice-cream vendor waits for customers at a market in New Delhi, India, April 7, 2016. The Indian economy is characterized by the existence of a vast majority of informal or unorganized labor employment. (Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)