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A Hilltop Solarium Made with Panels of Caramelized Sugar by William Lamson

June 7, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

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William Lamson, Solarium, 2012. Steel, glass, sugar, plants. 10′ 10″ x 8′ 11″ x 10′ 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center

Designed and constructed by artist William Lamson, Solarium is a functional greenhouse with 162 windows made from carmelized sugar at the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York. Via his artist statement:

Like a mountain chapel or Thoreau’s one-room cabin, Solarium references a tradition of isolated outposts designed for reflection. Each of the 162 panels is made of sugar cooked to different temperatures and then sealed between two panes of window glass. The space functions as both an experimental greenhouse, growing three species of miniature citrus trees, and a meditative environment. In warm months, a 5×8 ft panel on each side of the house opens up to allow viewers to enter and exit the house from all directions. In addition to creating a pavilion like environment, this design references the architecture of a plant leaf, where the stomata opens and closes to help regulate the plants temperature.

Lamson spent weeks testing methods for building the windows and you can watch his process in the video above by Kate Barker-Froyland. See many more views of the building here. All imagery courtesy the artist. (via architizer)

Update: Solarium was deinstalled at the end of 2012 and is no longer on view.

 

 

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Art Food Photography

Portion Control: New Photos of Tiny People Living in a World of Food by Christopher Boffoli

June 5, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Rock Candy Icefall

Fine art photographer Christopher Boffoli (previously) just released a new body of work as a continuation of his Big Appetites series where he imagines tiny people living in a world of giant food. Boffoli opens a new exhibition tomorrow night called Portion Control at Winston Wächter Fine Art in New York where he’ll also have a few copies of his forthcoming book Big Appetites. All images courtesy the artist.

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Caramel Apple Accident

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Caramel Salt Harvesters

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Cheesecake Daredevil

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Cherry Pitters

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Cookie Bear Ambush

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Redrum

 

 



Animation Design Food

A Chocolate Zoetrope at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

May 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Stop by the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory near Melbourne, Australia and you’re likely to encounter this tasty zoetrope made almost entirely of chocolate. A zoetrope is a device that creates the optical illusion of motion using rapid succession of static pictures or objects, several of which you can see right here on Colossal, including one made out of cake! (via laughing squid)

 

 



Food Illustration

Brains Made of Toothpaste, Newspaper and Food by Kyle Bean

May 2, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Designer Kyle Bean (previously here and here) just finished this fun series of brains for Men’s Health magazine. Bean is known for his handcrafted commercial and editorial work for a number of large brands involving set design, sculpture, and illustration. Portfolios don’t get much more fun than his.

 

 



Food Illustration

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008

April 23, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky for us he photographs almost every single one, over 1,100 of which you can explore over on Flickr. (via quipsologies)

 

 



Art Food Illustration

Artist Hong Yi Plays with her Food for 30 Days

April 4, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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For almost every day last month Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi (who often goes by the nickname Red) created a fun illustration made with common (and occasionally not so common) food. Her parameters were simple: the image had to be comprised entirely of food and the only backdrop could be a white plate. With that in mind Yi set out to create landscapes, animals, homages to pop culture, and even a multi-frame telling of the three little pigs. The project, which still appears to be ongoing, has been documented heavily around the web, but if you haven’t seen it all head over to her Facebook and read an interview on designboom. Photos will also be appearing on her Instagram at @redhongyi.