Boris Johnsonand Ken Livingstone have been created out of Mini Babybel cheese by miniature artist Aidan Campbell who has a rather unusual love for the cheese! Aidan decided to create the two politicians in time for the Mayoral elections tomorrow.
Each cheese took approximately six hours to create
The artist, Aidan Campbell, worked his way through over 50 cheeses to achieve the perfect likeness of Boris and Ken
Aidan spent 77 hours on the Boris and Ken (and rejected) cheeses until he felt he reached the final product
Carving the cheese was more challenging than first thought – typing in boxing gloves comes to mind!
The tools of the trade to create the Mini Babybel artworks are nothing more than a surgeon’s scalpel and an old needle in a bent bit of wood for a handle, heated in a candle flame if needed to melt, blend and re-adhere more small bits of wax to correct mistakes
Holding the Mini Babybel cheeses for more than about ten minutes generated enough heat to soften the wax, so it was repeated stints in and out of the fridge working on three cheeses at a time, one in hand and two in the fridge