Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday Girl! (Sunday Snapshot #4)

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Today is my birthday!

All I can think about is having one of these yummy pink cupcakes! Although I have had too many sweets already, I want to share another one with you! I want to spotlight an artist named Will Cotton.

I first Came across this artist in Elle Décor way back in 2008 & I knew I was going to own a piece of his artwork someday. He makes his paintings look so real, almost like photographs.

Cotton bases his fairy-tale drawings & paintings on traditional scale models of confections he constructs right in his New York studio. Whether armed with a paintbrush or a pastry bag, Cotton creates places like girls lounging on cotton-candy clouds & landscapes reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but these places aren’t as sweet as they appear. He says “These are places where desire is everywhere, yet real fulfillment is impossible….The sweets are a metaphor for pure indulgence—they exist for pleasure and nothing else.”

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He has shown at various art galleries including his most recent earlier this year in Los Angeles. He has a loyal fan base, other than me, including collectors like Tom Ford and Katy Perry. Katy went as far as to have him as the set designer for her music video “California Gurls”. You can see the similarities in Will Cotton’s painting and Katy’s “Teenage Dream” CD cover below (Katy is on the left).

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He also has done some sculptures, like his "Insatiable" piece he did in 2008. Believe it or not but it is made up of polystyrene, acrylic polymer, pigment, & gypsum!

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You should really check out his website for more sweet treats to cure your cravings the rest of today!

peace & love,

1 comment:

  1. I hope you've indulged in one of those cupcakes by now! Happy Birthday Miss Lindsey!