Decadent Pastries Formed From Porcelain and Glass by Shayna Leib


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Glass artist Shayna Leib (previously), like anybody, is deeply interested in the seductive pull of decadent desserts. In contrast to most nevertheless, Leib is unable to indulge. Her physique reacts to a number of points of puffed pastries and chocolate mouses, inflicting her to have many extreme dietary restrictions. It was this void that pulled her in the direction of the will to work with the unattainable, to recreate the objects she couldn’t eat.

“This physique of labor began as a therapeutic train in deconstruction and a re-training of the thoughts to take a look at dessert as type fairly than meals,” says Leib in an artist assertion about her collection Patisserie. “It quickly turned a technical riddle, and I turned a meals taxidermist of french pastries.”

To create the shiny sculptures she combines parts of porcelain and glass, using almost each method for each to realize the hyperrealistic high quality of every fake dessert. Like a typical French pastry can be rolled, glazed, baked, and trimmed, Leib hot-sculpts, fuses, casts, grinds, throws, and even pipes with a theme-appropriate pastry tube. You'll be able to view extra of her candy imitations on her website, Instagram, and Facebook.