Elizabeth Willing, Gingerbread architecture (Santos) (2009). Commissioned by Damian Eckersely., originally uploaded by mxccuba.
￼￼I wasn’t there. But with a little help, Damian recently commissioned a gingerbread Santos building by Elizabeth Willing for the Donovan Hill Christmas lunch, to be held onsite. Willing’s works explore the material and sensual aspects of food, particularly sweets. Earlier this year, as part of Fresh Cut 2010 at the IMA, she exhibited a William Morris wallpaper pattern reinterpreted with lollies and rendered another gallery wall stucco-style in royal icing a la honey jumbles, which you could just bite off the wall. As part of another project, Willing has proposed a gingerbread SLQ, which I of course mentioned to Damian, and just in time to commission something for Christmas.
Emergency Theory, September 23 2010