“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.”

Explains artist Scott Hove, discussing his series of sculptures he calls Cakeland.  

As described by Hi-Fructose 

These acrylic cakes are accessorized with decidedly un-cakelike items such as taxidermy jaws, hypodermic needles, plastic insects and other objects which counterbalance the typical sense of happiness and positive expectation associated with a delicious looking cake.

Mr. Hove’s latest work includes these amazing stripper shoes with teeth on a cake entitled “Self Objectification Strategy”

At first when I saw the above photo without knowing the context, I thought it was just another pair of awesome shoes.  Then when I read more, I thought it was an amazing cake.  But it is so much better than either of those things.  It’s art.

Here are two of my favorites from his earlier work:

“Of Bite and Bile”

“Sweet Mortality”

Tiny top hat tip:  Editor at Blawg Review

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~ by siouxsielaw on June 22, 2012.

3 Responses to ““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.””

  1. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing the with us:)

  2. Those are great shoes. How long until Steve Madden copies this design?

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