This piece was made especially for the Bernaudaud Foundation in Limoges for an exhibition called “Miam!”
It was a chance to look at 19th century Limoges porcelain and consider the change in the culture of eating dessert.
I feel that confections today are a testament to how international food culture has become, with takaki cones, matcha flavours and Pocky sticks from Japan; bubble cones and super- size portions from USA; macaroons from France and the English cupcakes and roses.
I believe there is a macho, relaxed “more is more” trend in eating at the moment – very different from the elaborate, formal dining of the 19th century where only the well-off could partake.
By filling a Limoges style bowl with a collection of contemporary confections, I hope to create a conversation between the past and present, cracks appear in the elaborate bowl from the weight of the dominating contents, which is, although tempting; large, chaotic and grotesque.
Height: 50 cm
Width: 52 cm
Depth 49 cm