Hey Everyone! I have something really cool to share with you guys today! This past weekend I had the great fortune to go see an amazing art installation by the artist Kara Walker in the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The main attraction is a huge sculpture of a Sphinx with the head of a stereotypical African American maid, which, believe it or not, is partially made of sugar. Check out the photo below:
That's me down in the bottom of the picture, waving. Can you believe how big that thing is? Plus the whole building smelled like sugar, it was a delicious experience! But it wasn't just cool to look at and lovely to smell, through this sugar lady and the other sculptures in the installation the artist Kara Walker also makes statements about race, class and gender. If you're interested in reading more about that I'd like to point you to the website (http://creativetime.org/projects/karawalker/), because they're able to examine these issues better than I can explain it! And if you're interested in reading more about Kara Walker definitely check out her page on the Artsy website (https://www.artsy.net/artist/kara-walker), they have tons of information about her! For all of you in the New York area I definitely recommend you check it out for yourself. As cool as it looks in the photo, it's a million times more awesome in person! I just hope Sugar Lady hasn't melted, it's pretty hot in NYC! Oh yeah, and one more thing - in case you were wondering, the Sugar Lady has a pretty impressive butt as well, here it is:
I hope I haven't offended anyone with this photo on the blog. If I have I'll just say this: it's just a butt people, we all have one, get over it - hahahaha! Have a great week!