Stardust

Stardust

Stardust

2006
ginger bread, meringue, biscuit
940×390 cm

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A large mosaic of gingerbread cookies creates a graffiti within an unused building. The rebellious nature of the graffiti merges with the fairy tale substance of the cookies, producing an unlikely, starry-eyed deviation from reality.

A large expanse of graffiti covers the wall of an old, disused army hospital. The "tagged" motif animates the historical space with a vivid modern tattoo. It is not until a close examination of the lettering that one realizes only a small portion of the graffiti has been applied with aerosol spray paints while the majority of the work consists of a diverse assortment of gingerbread cookies that have been sliced and glued to the wall in a mosaic fashion. The mysterious and often subversive messages graffiti invokes within the subconscious are articulated by an improbable array of sugary, fairy tale ingredients, a vicarious gingerbread cottage as it were. This combination of symbols, one representing contemporary rebellious tendencies, the other calling upon more archaic delights, merges together to form a collective mechanism of escape: we each dream bold statements and are constantly in search of tempting alternative realities.