Vanilla Vanilla Vanilla 2017

Sugar Sculpture/ Lighting

Sugar, Vanilla Extract, LED

Intrigued by how advertisements lure people, I used the sweetness of the sugar as a metaphor for the temptation.
Sweet, warm scent of vanilla extract draws viewers to the edible lighting.

Aesthetic choices were made based on neon light advertisements. 

Q. Can you taste the light?

1. 3D Modeling and CNC Milling

Creating a negative one part mold with food safe silicon

2. Testing with Jello and Sugar for casting

First test with Jello: needed more gelatin 

Boiling sugar up to the hard crack temperature

3. Final sugar sculpture with diffrent temperature

Installation: Art & Technology department display case