Melt in the mouth sculpture
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
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
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.
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
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)
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