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April 16, 2008 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Smartie Art by Prudence Emma Straite; who previously has made works of Dali (and whole rooms) from chocolate and the Pope (and the Coliseum) from pizza. (Radio 4 doc - real audio) (PS. The blue Smartie is back)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Those chocolate rooms are pretty cool. The Museu de la Xocolata in Barcelona has some pretty amazing chocolate sculpture. Unfortunately their web presence is crap -- a Google Images search does better.
posted by gurple at 9:37 AM on April 16, 2008


Food is art can create anytthing in any food substance from chocolate to gravy.

A properly-made créme brûle is food art. A mosaic of Marilyn Monoe made with Smarties is gimmick.
posted by three blind mice at 10:11 AM on April 16, 2008


A properly-made créme brûle is food art. A mosaic of Marilyn Monoe made with Smarties is gimmick.

One could argue that applying a blowtorch to caramelize the top of a custard is gimmick.
posted by Spatch at 10:19 AM on April 16, 2008


At least use real M&Ms. Smarties are Nestle...ugh.
posted by DU at 10:23 AM on April 16, 2008


A properly-made créme brûle is food art.

Not to mention a properly made crème brûlée.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:36 AM on April 16, 2008


I'm curious as to the people that buy her art - doesn't it rot? Or is that part of the experience?
posted by fermezporte at 10:46 AM on April 16, 2008


Vic Muniz is also a pretty amazing artist who has worked with food. Spaghetti, chocolate, PB&J, sugar, you name it.

Again, a Google Image Search is far better than his site.
posted by gurple at 10:59 AM on April 16, 2008


And to provide a possible answer to your question, fermezporte, when I saw Muniz' work at (oddly) the Seattle Asian Art Museum, lithographs of the art were what was on display. Not sure if the original work itself was available anywhere.
posted by gurple at 11:02 AM on April 16, 2008


Nom nom nom.
posted by Artw at 11:59 AM on April 16, 2008


I'm curious as to the people that buy her art - doesn't it rot? Or is that part of the experience?

I think with, the chocolate rooms at least, you are meant to have some friends over and stuff yourself.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:10 PM on April 16, 2008


(Note that to US candy consumers, Smarties are little sugar things, not chocolate. UK Smarties roughly correspond to US M&Ms.)
posted by gimonca at 5:03 AM on April 17, 2008


Where I live, Smarties are what you call Rockets. We don't have Rockets, and for your Smarties, we substitute M&M's.
posted by Area Control at 7:11 PM on April 17, 2008


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