Jacqueline Tse – Death by Sugar

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.

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Found via The Jealous Curator

Chocolate Paint By Nendo

Yummy!

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.