Thursday, 31 July 2008
Monument, Jodie Carey’s wedding cake decorated with hand-crafted sugar-flowers involved individually casting 2000 bones. In the artist’s words, “The sheer number of bones references the killing fields of war-torn countries. When juxtaposed with the language of cake decorating, which is so symbolic of Middle England and its obsession with keeping up appearances, the monument speaks of the sickness of taking violence and evil in our stride.”
For sure, "keeping up appearances" part is relevant not only for Middle England.
*As seen in an exhibition of London's emerging artists, Selfridges, London.