'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Coffee, Chocolate and Cigarettes

Despite the advent of photography around 1839, it has taken us a while to realise we can now capture images of art works made from what could be broadly termed 'temporary media'. There are many and diverse examples from land, plant and water works like those of Reynolds, Goldsworthy and Smithson, to street art of chalk or temporary materials like paper or humans, to lighting displays like those of Waltraut Cooper... The list goes on.

Here's a more conventional piece, butt made from traditional morning tea ingredients.
Mike Oncley has created an art work with the feel of the traditional Pop Art genre, but with a contemporary approach - and smell!

You can see a short clip of how he made it here.

This brings to mind Vik Muniz's intriguing portrait of Jackson Pollock, made of dribbled chocolate.

No, not like this,

... like this:

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