The Hindu elephant god, Ganesh, made of bananas
Ganesha is the Hindu god who orchestrates between form and formlessness. He is the omnipresent energy out of which all things manifest and into which they will ultimately dissolve.
In the village of Sambalpur in Odisha, a small group of 11 people calling themselves the Natraj Club create a Ganesh sculpture every year. This one is made of five tons of green bananas and stands 27 feet tall. When the bananas ripen, Ganesh himself will be dissolved as all the parts of his sweet and edible body are distributed to the poor.
(Thanks to Harriet Sams for this story.)