Fruit and vegetable carving in Thailand today is a traditional and highly cultivated art. Not only is the taste and aroma of a dish important but also it's visual appeal. Serving food attractively is an skill that has been practiced for centuries in both Europe and Asia. In Thailand food presentation has been elevated to the status of an art which can require years of study and practice.
Amazing sculptured watermelons -- "Hotel chef Takashi began carving melons in 2001 after being inspired while on holiday in Thailand. He has carved flowers, figurines and even a portrait." Click through for over a dozen of his spectacular works.