‘Objects of my Confection’ by Ammiel Mendoza

When you appropriate the presentation style utilised in taxonomy – which is usually the territory of natural history museums – and then substitute candy for insects, you end up with this rather delightful piece by Ammiel Mendoza. Finding a unique way to draw together her love of sweets and invertebrates, Mendoza has presented her favourite types of confectionary in various forms of dissection and deconstruction.

Simultaneously a personal and artistic statement, as well as a strangely delicious-looking image, “Objects of my Confection” is just one of the many pieces of whimsy available for viewing on Mendoza’s online portfolio. This, however, is probably the only artwork that will result in sugar cravings.


May 18, 2010