Archive for February 22, 2010

Melt in the mouth sculpture

Posted in ART, DESIGN, SCULPTURE with tags , , , on February 22, 2010 by echostains


Yak Butter sculpture inside Labrang monastery


Sculptures come in all forms of media, not just stone wood and metal.  In Thailand, sculpting edible foodstuffs is an art form and enhances the table.  Butter sculpture is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, used to celebrate  religious ceremonies and  the Tibetan New Year.  In North america it goes back to the 19th century and  is mostly used at agricultural fairs.    Lots of further information HERE

Farm Life sculpture by Jim Victor


Sculptor Jim Victor for example, as well as sculpting with traditional materials, has used  butter to create ‘Farm Life’.  He seems to like dairy because he has also used cheese and even chocolate for his sculptures – see the result HERE

farmlife butter sculpture by Jim Victor


It must be hard to work with the soft consistency of butter or cheese.   A certain temperature must have to be obtained surely?  Also, I would conditions would have to be right to display these delicate objects.

Shawn Bowman butter Marilyn


Sarah Kaufmann, known as the Cheese lady can use several thousand pounds of cheese when she is doing one of her gigantic pieces!  Lots of her work HERE

pfister artistc celebrations by Sarah Kaufmann


WatchTroy Landwehr create the Statue of Liberty from cheese!  It took him four days and a LOT of cheese – incredible!   See it being made HERE (sorry, but all I could get was the video link)

Oarmesan cheese with pizza dough for sails, roasted red peppers for the crosses and spaghetti


But what about the waste?  Well here’s a film about what they can do with sculpture once it’s outlived its use – make  sustainable fuel!  What a great idea eh  Everyone can enjoy the sculpture and it can be recycled!

Labsanf Monestry pic courtesy of here

Parmesan cheese ship HERE