Haven't we all desired more from our lives at some point? Haven't we wished for the fantastical colours of our childhood back, or to escape to some glittering and mystical planet where the light is never dull? Tanya Schultz has created the Neverland that we've all dreamed of from time to time, and her artwork is as delicious to the eye as it (assumedly) would be to eat.
Tanya describes her pieces as "joyful wonderlands filled with exquisite detail and fantastical surprises", exploring "the idea of paradise and wish-fulfilment as told through folk-tales, mythologies, children's stories, video games and cinema".
"I hope that something from childhood stays with everyone. It’s the part of us that responds to seeing something beautiful or magical, like snow for the first time or a starry night sky in the desert. I want to transport the audience to another place or time."
"I really love stories about paradise and imaginary worlds, but especially stories of lands made of food. It’s an ancient kind of fantasy that exists throughout many cultures. There’s the French mythological Land of Cockaigne, a place where sugar rains from the sky and the streets are paved with pastries; or Big Rock Candy mountain, a hobo's idea of paradise; or Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory."
"I use thousands of materials; glitter, modelling clay, pompoms, pipe-cleaners, beads, wire, plastic flowers, aquarium plants, anything that is colourful, sweet or magical in some way. I also collect strange little things when I travel, like miniature mushrooms from Amsterdam, fake birds from Hong Kong, and tiny cakes from Japan. Japan is my favourite place to source materials."
|'i love that you love what i love'|
|'we miss you magic land'|
I wish i could live in one of these.. Or maybe just eat it...
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And my song of the week this week is Alligator Years by Twinsmith