The Confectionery Wonders of Buffalo
2010
watercolor and gouache on paper
8.5" x 11"

This piece employs the city of Buffalo’s most salient treasure, its architecture, as inspiration to manufacture a celebratory demonstration. Each iconic building, made of cake, and housed in a large glass vitrine, was made by Buffalo pastry chefs and myself, which, over the course of the four-month exhibition crumbled, decomposed, moldered and froze on the lawn in front of the Buffalo Historical Society.  While most of the buildings still exist, many have been destroyed, and some continue to stand in a precarious state. This piece is inspired by the struggle between urban development and community identity, history and social life. This work is a collaboration with Mark Dion.
The Confectionery Wonders of Buffalo, 2010
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