Kara Walker Creates Large-Scale Egyptian-Inspired Sugar Sculptures

By: Megan Facciuolo - Jun 15, 2014
References: creativetime.org & designtaxi
'A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby' is the recent art exhibition created by US artist Kara Walker. All of her featured works in the exhibit are made with refined sugar.

The most acclaimed sugary creation of all is her giant sphinx, which is designed in the form of an African woman. The art was aptly designed in homage to the hall that it's occupying: an old Domino Sugar Refining Plant. It also represents the "unpaid and overworked artisans who have refined our sweet tastes from the cane fields to the kitchens of the new world."

The installation, which beautifully coincides with the historic building's aesthetics, will be open to public on July 6th in the Brooklyn-based industrial factory.