Melon-craft is artist’s striking memorial
AN artist famed for creating elaborate pumpkin designs has created a tribute to Armistice Day using a watermelon.
Darren Bannaghan’s extraordinary creations for Halloween have been an online hit.
Now the 46-year-old has taken his tools to a melon to carve a First World War soldier paying tribute at the grave of a dead soldier, using the pink flesh of the melon to create a striking image of a poppy.
Darren, who lives in Macclesfield, has also carved a Spitfire flying above the moving scene and the words ‘Lest We Forget’ in a final act of tribute to those who lost their lives in conflict.
Darren started carving pumpkins for family and friends five years ago, often displaying his creations outside his home on Wilton Crescent, on the Weston, where he lives with wife Rachel.
He has also worked with ceramics, wood and cake.
Darren’s watermelon isn’t the first unusual and striking tribute created in Macclesfield. In 2014 a poppy was painted onto White Nancy to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.
His stunning watermelon tribute