According to his website, Barresi was born and raised in a small Italian town and spent most of his time exploring the surrounding areas gathering inspiration for his carvings. He now lives in Sydney where he sells objects made from whittled soap, melons, and more. He also holds carving classes, where students can learn technique and earn the opportunity to be featured on his site. Barresi uses knives, pens, peel zesters, mellon ballers, and garnish tools to achieve his spectacular designs and patterns. So mesmerizing are his ribbon-like curves and etchings that it's easy to forget you're staring at an ephemeral avocado or radish and not a permanent piece of sculpture.