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This Woman Makes The Most Beautiful Pies That Will Seriously Leave You In Awe

It's pie AND art.

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During the day, she's the executive assistant to the chancellor at Seattle Colleges. But in her free time, Lauren bakes pies. And not just any pies — absolutely gorgeous, stunning, incredibly artistic pies.

And here she re-created Van Gogh's "Starry Night" calling it "Starry Nut."

Instagram: @lokokitchen

"I come from a family of eaters and phenomenal home cooks, so it feels a bit like I've been cooking and baking my whole life," Lauren told BuzzFeed.

Lauren Ko

"That said, I mostly dabbled in cakes, cookies, and muffins. I baked my first pie just over a year ago after seeing some beautiful images on Pinterest and was curious if I could do it too."

What's even cooler is that Lauren often improvises as she goes along. "I'm driven by color and pattern, so I'm constantly brainstorming color combinations and geometric patterns that I think I can replicate with pie dough [and] fruit. What I create during a particular baking session is also often informed by produce that is in season and what's currently in my fridge."

Lauren Ko

"I usually have some nebulous idea in my head for design and then just improvise as I go along, depending on how well the dough or fruit cooperates with my vision. My final products are generally happy accidents, which is why I'm especially stunned by the feedback!"

What feedback? Well, Lauren started an Instagram, @lokokitchen, in August 2017, which now has over 39,000 followers. As Lauren said, "The internet is just so wild!"

Oh, and in case you were wondering (I know you were), Lauren's lucky friends and family get to eat her creations.

Lauren Ko

"I actually prefer savory foods over sweets and my husband has definitely reached oversaturation in regards to pie, so I force my creations on nearby friends and family," Lauren said. "If you invite me over to your house, I'm probably coming with a pie or two in hand. And if anyone comes over to my house, there is definitely pie consumption involved. I also bring quite a lot of leftovers into work and have solidified a small fan club. It's a win-win situation for all of us."

Brb, moving to Seattle to make my way into Lauren's inner circle.

You can follow Lauren's incredible pie creations on @lokokitchen! And definitely read the captions because she LOVES a good pun.

This pie is called "Caught in the cross pears."