lately i've been fascinated by the art of italian painter giuseppe arcimboldo, of the high renaissance. (please click that link for some AWESOME images!) he has a range of styles, but i'm most intrigued by his "composite heads," portraits made up of fruits, vegetables, trees, fish, and other materials. i checked out a GIANT coffee table book of his work, and it's so fun to look at.
The Librarian, 1566
Four Seasons in One, 1590