chocolate sculptures are an expression of the ambiguity of language, language
acquisition, acceptance of language, the meaning of language.
Language a form of expressing that which is beyond. Of signs and interpretation
of signs. Chocolate is the signified "food" and yet the signifier
"chocolate". At the same time it is "candy". We turn to
chocolate for stimulation. It is a treat and a threat. It is breaking down the
understanding of the sign. The grey area between what is expressed and what is
understood. The expression of the inexpressible.
chocolate to express design theory. Things
are not always what they appear to be. Chocolate
is a very accepted and understood medium. We
like to believe. This ‘acceptance’ and ‘belief’ in a product is
extremely important in the understanding of marketing and sales
chocolate changes over time; the colour and texture softens.
It is an extension of the original work and expresses even more the
dilemma of meaning
The audience accepts chocolate and is asked to accept a sculpture in chocolate.
To see the possible and forget the probable. To accept a new signified using the
old signifier. It is an expression of lost words, of lost meaning, of the
inexplicable, of the double meaning. Meaning and definition are things we learn
through personal experience. This is giving us new experience, of finding
meaning between the words.
piece is only ever made. No second
time. If you want something you have seen in another place.
Go to that place. Make your
own place, your own.