Saxton Freymann is a New York artist who creates emotional animals completely out of produce. His art career began in painting, until 1997 when he paired up with publisher Joost Elfers. Freymann supplied Joost’s need for “someone who could carve food beyond the rose radish table garnish”. Freymann tried carving animals and discovered his new talent. By using an exacto knife, he turns bananas into octopi, a pear into a bear, or oranges expressing a variety of moods. He uses peppercorns or black-eyed peas for eyes, and beet juice or kernal corn for teeth. His inspiration comes from the produce isle. He claims each vegetable or fruit already has its own personality.