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Painter Derek Buckner Creates Comforting Pictures with Marshmallows

 - Apr 15, 2011
References: derekbuckner & artstormer
Marshmallows are the muse in a series of paintings by artist Derek Buckner. Don't they just fit today's American mood? People are becoming tired of worrying about what is going to happen next, and would rather rest on a feeling of comfort, and what says comfort more than marshmallows?

Marshmallows look soft but actually have a firmness and Buckner captures that. Each sweet pillow catches the light and casts a shadow without melting or looking sticky despite the pressure of having to perform even when they might not want to. Sound familiar?

But marshmallows, just like hard work, offers the sweet taste of success.