street art made of frosting and sugar
Artist Shelley Miller created an impressive azulejos-inspired sugar mural in Victoria, British Columbia. The Stained mural was installed on an a public exterior wall and left up until the rain takes its toll.
“Miller’s use of sugar goes beyond just the novelty of a using a confection in an outdoor art installation. The artist also uses sugar to draw parallels between the history of the sugar industry and its remnants. For an ongoing project in Brazil, the artist decorated several dilapidated buildings with faux-Portuguese tiles. Brazil, once a booming industry leader in the sugar industry, is now faced with extreme poverty in many areas and echoes of the slave labor that fueled the industry. Ironically, sugar is now considered a luxury in many of these areas, so local children have been known to break off samples of Miller’s art installations to nibble on them.” —Inhabitat