Photographer and professor Kevin Van Aelst is a contributor to the New York Times Magazine uses “common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations”. His raison d’etre seems to be combining the edible with the symmetrical and oftentimes scientific, literally providing his viewers with “food for thought”. Some of my favorites:

“Periodic Table of the Elements”, (2005).
20″ x 24″.

“Dragon Curve” , (2005).
16″ x 20″.

“Cantor Set”, (2004).
Digital c-print.
16″ x 20″.

“Cellular Mitosis (krispy kreme)”, (2005).
Series of 6 c-prints.
Each 16″ x 20″.

Kevin Van Aelst (Website).