This is the amazing conceptual porcelain works by the American artist Jacqueline Tse. These pieces are part of an ongoing series called Death by Sugar, and it’s filled by deep and powerful topics.
This is what she says about this series:
My work speaks to the anxieties of being human, particularly the dilemmas of everyday urban life. It is an ongoing exploration of shameless consumerism, both tangible and digital, to celebrate the beauty and flaws of this fragile condition.In this current body of work I call “Death by Sugar,” I use a variety of sculpting techniques such as hand building, carving, plaster mold making, slip casting, and slip piping. Intricate porcelain confections are created with an irresistibly perturbing charm, resulting in a surreal dimension beyond dreams where sugar and fetus skulls are remixed into a delicate bittersweet pop narrative. White is the color of death in Chinese culture, and this series of work is about the peace I have made towards my sugar addiction. The bare bone-like surfaces of the porcelain are meant to be evocative and peaceful at the same time.
Sara Zin is an artist and food lover, and she found a way to mix up these two big passions into one tasty project called “The Starving Artist“. On her Tumblr blog she shows wonderful watercolor illustrations of her favorite food, accompanied with a detailed recipe and a background story about why she really enjoys to cook that particular plate.
I also love her motivational concept behind this project:
“When all else fails, sometimes all you need to do is take care of your body and cook something good. With this new decade of my life approaching, I see it as a reason to make more conscious decisions, and offer something beautiful to the world. To take authorship over what I want and be willing to share the things I’ve learned and believe in, however silly or bizarre they are”.
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Sponge Cake
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Asparagus & Eggs
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Bannock Restaurant Sandwich
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Blueberry Pie
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Chicken Noodle Soup
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Easy Ratatouille
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Chocolate Walnut Cake
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Pasta e Fagioli
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Ramen Noodles
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Crepes with Strawberries & Cream
Sara Zin – Starving Artist – Smoked Salmon Sandwich
Nendo created Chocolate Paint, a box full of sweet tubes of “oil paint”, entirely made of chocolate.
Chocolates like a set of oil paints. Tubes in a box of paints contain a variety of colours, and these chocolates a variety of flavoured syrups. The labels indicate each chocolate’s flavour and also function as wrappers, keeping fingers clean for eating. A design that combines the childhood excitement of opening a new box of paints and the thrill of opening a box of chocolates you’ve been given unexpectedly.