Victorian and classical cameos carved out of Oreos

XXV sez, "Sculptor Judith Klausner has been carving classically- and Victorian-inspired cameos out of Oreo cookies. Her most recent series -- From Scratch -- explores traditional handicrafts using mass-produced, packaged foods as her medium. In addition to the Oreo cameos, she has embroidered a fried egg onto toast, cross-stitched Chex cereal, and more!"

And she made this: a mechanical musical jewelry-box with a (mate-beheading) preying mantis in place of the traditional confectionery ballerina. FWOAR.

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  1. Very interesting, but is she worried at all about using non-archival materials? I don’t see where she covers this issue on her page, or even if it is an issue by her perception.

    Maybe she could encase them in a clear layer of polymer or something?

  2. Every once in awhile you see something, that is so obvious in it’s awesomeness that you go “Why on earth did I never think of that???” and you just marvel at the thing. This is one of these occasions!!!

  3. I was lucky enough to see these works on exhibition at the Incongruous Sink Gallery in Cambridge, MA. It was really quite something.

  4. RE: archival materials

    I was told by art degree seeking friends in college that the permanence/archiving of art was not anything the artist should be forced to consider – art is art. If an artist chooses to create art that’s permanent, great. If they choose to use a medium that’s unstable over time, no one should force them to use a more permanent medium.

    1. I wouldn’t; the cookies are probably quite stale by now. However the fresh art supplies (only the broken ones, of course) are quite tasty :-)

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