29 December, 2006

Chandelier


I saw this picture in the last issue of Fiberarts Magazine. It is a chandelier, made by the artist YaYa Chou. It's striking and beautiful, and I bet you can't guess what it's made out of. Click here for a closeup.

The artist created a series of sculptures which are commentary on the artificiality of the things that we eat and our alienation from nature.

Here is a link to the page it originally appeared on, and you can see that the chandelier has been hanging for a year and a half with no signs of deterioration! She thinks it might last for ten years!

When I think about how many of these things I have eaten over the years...

Link to the webpage of YaYa Chou.
Link to Fiberarts Magazine.

11 comments:

  1. That's too funny! It looks pretty and glowy. : )

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  2. I love it but it wouldn't last here as there are too many people who have a sweet tooth!

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  3. wow, isn't that a lovely effect! It reminds me of my high school chemistry teacher who kept a twinkie in the classroom each year (at least I think he opened a new one each year) to demonstrate the properties of preservatives!

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  4. Wow - I didn't know gummy bears could look so beautiful :)

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  5. mmmm edible furniture! can't go wrong with that ;-)

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  6. Interesting! Yummy light!
    Wish you a wonderful happy New Year, hege.

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  7. This is absolutely stunning! But I'm afraid it wouldn't last too long with me - I'm a gummy bear addict ;)

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  8. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Sorry, but the fact that it's been hanging that long with deterioration...and she's thinking 10 years?
    It is beautiful though, really really beautiful.

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  9. crap,....with NO deterioration....

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  10. thanks, hege, for posting my chandelier! to answer Marianne's question about gummi deterioration: so far the gummi color has darkened a bit and hardened, but still smells great and softens with risen temperature. To be honest, I look forward to signs of deterioration myself as well:) Love the twinkie tale!!

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