Consider The Lobster Motorcycle

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What do you get when you cross a crustacean with a crotch-rocket? No, this isn't the set up for a bad joke. It's actually a thing, thanks to Taiwanese artist Huang Mingbo, who created this amazing mini-motorcycle out of lobster shells. The sculpture came into being after Mingbo finished polishing off  lobster at a seminar on cooking in Fuzhou, China. He wondered what he could do with the brightly colored shell, and thus, the lobster motorcycle was born.

It's too small to take for a ride, but we love the idea of turning food trash into art. In a way, it's kind of like what the bottom-dwelling creatures do—except instead of art, they turn seafloor garbage into delicious, delicious flesh.

Just don't show this to Sebastian.

Introducing The Lobster Motorcycle from Food Republic

Comments (2)


almost 2 years ago Katy K

It's one of my favorite collections, too! I adore David Foster Wallace—especially his sharp, witty, fascinating essays


almost 2 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Associate Editor of Food52.

Great title - if it is, indeed, a riff on one of my favorite collections of essays, ever.