Cakeland

Posted: August 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
Cakeland by dyannaanfang
Cakeland, a photo by dyannaanfang on Flickr.

From Oakland artist, Scott Hove:

“This body of work is a result of self-education, a lifelong interest in artificial food and objects, and an obsession with the relationship between the beautiful and the brutal.
The cakes are typically constructed out of a carvable polyurethane sculpting foam, which is shaped with handheld Japanese woodcarving knives and rasps. They are then frosted and decorated with a variety of thickened acrylic gels, using traditional cake decorator tools and pastry bags. They are then accessorized with assorted media: mirrors, switchblades, taxidermy jaws, pills… some are purchased, some are found on the street near my studio in Oakland.”

56th and Shattuck, Oakland

The Installations are either constructed as permanent or temporary structures, and generally utilize cardboard, theatrical lighting, full length mirrors, hand-made chandeliers, and whatever else is available on hand that could lend itself well to the atmosphere.

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Comments
  1. photowannabe says:

    Fascinating and cleverly bizarre.

  2. Unique! Catching up with ABC.

    C is for…Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  3. Gunn says:

    Not my style, but creative and lots of work put in to it.

  4. Roger Green says:

    Impressive, and scary. I like it.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. luluberoo says:

    Poor baby, but interesting!

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