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ain't it sweet
2004
sign letters, wire fence
24x44x2 inches
private collection
Ain't It Sweet (Sugar Glazed, Deep Fried, Cream Filled Love), 2004
The bakeries in Europe are different from the US. Pastries there are seen as much more of a staple rather than an indulgence. Sadly, the overly sweet pastries here in the US are becoming more and more of a staple. The family value of food=love, while heart warming and traditional, can lead to an imbalance. This piece takes that idea and explores to what length the equation can go. The colorful letters echo the festive display of a stocked American bakery. Love often hurts like a stomachache. What’s the difference?