In 2006 Till Nowak created the image "Salad" as a tribute to the fantastic biomechanical creations of H.R. Giger and the vegetable portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

“Salad” became a viral sensation on the internet and and led to a friendship and multiple creative collaborations between Till Nowak, HR Giger and Giger’s agent Leslie Barany. They worked together on several projects, including the shortfilm “The Centrifuge Brain Project”, starring Leslie Barany as Dr. Nick Laslowicz.