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Old 04-03-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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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.



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"The Australian artist Timothy Horn has a fondness for taking historical objects out of context and altering their scale and materials.
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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.

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:26 AM   #2
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OHMYGAWD LOOKIT THE ANTS!
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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Looks like a deep fried Model T
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:27 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:30 AM   #5
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sugar...is there anything it can't do?
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:32 AM   #6
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sugar...is there anything it can't do?
Bring about world peace?
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:01 AM   #7
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Bring about world peace?
maybe you haven't tried hard enough?

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:51 AM   #8
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For a moment, I thought it was bacon....

Kinda hopin'
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:56 PM   #9
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When I first read 'Alma Spreckels', I thought it said 'Annie Sprinkle'.
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