RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
A young Japanese artist has developed quite a Web following for his banana art. Keisuke YamadaÂ uses a toothpick and spoon to sculpt faces onto the fruit. He's created a chariot-drawn Poseidon with horses leaping out of peels, plus slightly slimy likenesses of Homer Simpson and Marge with a banana beehive. Carving the sculptures is a race against time. Yamada has about 30 minutes before the fruit turns brown. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.