Thursday, 31 May 2012

Scary cake!

I've never really associated cake with scary things, until I came across Scott Hove's Cakeland sculpture website.

Now these cakes aren't actually edible they're made from foam and then decorated with icing. The question that clearly needs answering is "Why?".

Why then, to use an absurd media like fake cake to describe such a story? We all love cake and what it signifies. Celebration. Important occasion. Indulgence. Reward. It is fortunate for myself and my sculptures that our minds are highly suggestive, and that we are willing to tolerate the idea of something artificial to represent what we desire. The representation itself becomes that which is most desirable. These sculptures celebrate the beauty, rapaciousness and absurdity we all participate in.

So, there you go then.

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