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xoxoxoBruce 04-03-2010 01:18 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.
Sweet. ;)


SPUCK 04-03-2010 05:26 AM


Logan's Run 04-03-2010 05:57 AM

Looks like a deep fried Model T

Adak 04-03-2010 07:27 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! :confused:

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

Trilby 04-03-2010 07:30 AM there anything it can't do?

DanaC 04-03-2010 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by Brianna (Post 645484) there anything it can't do?

Bring about world peace?

Trilby 04-03-2010 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 645485)
Bring about world peace?

maybe you haven't tried hard enough?

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


hipshot 04-03-2010 11:51 AM

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

Kinda hopin' :yum: :drool:

Gravdigr 04-04-2010 01:56 PM

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

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