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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 3 02:18 AM

April 3, 2010: Mother Load

Putting an incredible amount of time and effort into creating something that's absolutely useless, except for looking at... I guess that would make it art.

While the structural framework is wood, the entire 9.5ft x 6ft x 5.5ft, visible surface, is sugar.

"The Australian artist Timothy Horn has a fondness for taking historical objects out of context and altering their scale and materials.
The three large-scale works that make up the show were inspired by objects in the decorative-arts collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (which include the de Young and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor), and by the rags-to-riches story of Alma Spreckels, the colorful collector whose sugar fortune was used to found the Legion of Honor museum, which opened in 1924.

Sugar, not surprisingly, is a dominant theme. “Mother-Load,” shown here, is a child-size Cinderella carriage encrusted in crystallized rock sugar.


SPUCK  Saturday Apr 3 06:26 AM


Logan's Run  Saturday Apr 3 06:57 AM

Looks like a deep fried Model T

Adak  Saturday Apr 3 08:27 AM

Spreckels strikes again!

Spreckels was one of the main players in the early days of San Diego, and San Francisco, as well.

I wish Horn had left the coach in wood,and painted it as it would have been painted during it's era. Got to drag an artist to the paints, that's a new one!

Crystallized sugar all over, just gives it all a sameness of color that tends to hide the detail of his wonderful coach.

Trilby  Saturday Apr 3 08:30 AM there anything it can't do?

DanaC  Saturday Apr 3 08:32 AM

Originally Posted by Brianna View Post there anything it can't do?
Bring about world peace?

Trilby  Saturday Apr 3 10:01 AM

Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
Bring about world peace?
maybe you haven't tried hard enough?

Don't blame the victim, Dana. It's an ugly practice.

hipshot  Saturday Apr 3 12:51 PM

For a moment, I thought it was bacon....

Kinda hopin'

Gravdigr  Sunday Apr 4 02:56 PM

When I first read 'Alma Spreckels', I thought it said 'Annie Sprinkle'.

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