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Inedible Lumber Desserts

Greely Myatt's Wooden Cakes are Artistic Treats of Reclaimed Timber

— October 12, 2012 — Art & Design
Greely Myatt's Wooden Cake sculptures look almost good enough to eat. It doesn't take a person long to realize that there's something not quite right about these scrumptious-looking slices.

The American designer works with pieces of reclaimed timber in the making of many of his projects, including this series of objects of the faux edible variety. A single beam or board would be cut up into a collection of identical triangular morsels and adhered together using an acrylic mortar that doubles as a creamy-looking coating of icing. The result is what seams to be an assortment of slivers of delicious layered cakes.

Along with Greely Myatt's Wooden Cakes include lovely little cupcakes, lollipops and ice cream cones. He's a professor of sculpture at the University of Memphis and serves up quite the enticing oeuvre of projects.
Trend Themes
1. Mock Food Art - Creating artistic food-inspired sculptures from unconventional materials can be an opportunity to disrupt traditional food art industry.
2. Sustainable Design - Using reclaimed natural materials in design projects can help disrupt and challenge traditional approaches to creating environmentally conscious products.
3. Trompe-l'oeil Art - The use of realistic visual illusions in art and design can create disruptive and innovative products in the art and home décor industry.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Innovative artists and designers can leverage the use of unconventional materials to create disruptive and intriguing art that challenges traditional notions of beauty.
2. Design - Disruptive designers can use reclaimed natural materials to create functional and environmentally sustainable products that challenge traditional design approaches.
3. Home Décor - The use of realistic visual illusions in home décor products can create unique and innovative products that challenge traditional home décor approaches.
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