Designer-beef roses? Where else but Gizmodo? Of course, they got it from DesignYouTrust.com, who in turn got it from Hungeree.com. The original is apparently the work of butcher Antony Bowness of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Thanks to FiTR San Francisco correspondent @tracyjane for the link.
As quoted in Hungeree.com, Bowness notes of his carnivoric sculpture, “I get asked every year what I’d like for Valentine’s Day and I never know what to suggest. Soppy cards aren’t really my thing and it got me thinking about what I could make for other men out there like me. I had a ‘Eureka’ moment one day when a customer came in with a bunch of flowers. I started playing around with the idea and realized it was actually quite easy to do! I mean if you can make a dress from meat, then why not a bunch of roses?”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 14, 2012