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I LOVE CAULK FROSTING

I LOVE BIG TAN CAULK

or

SWISS HAZELNUT SWEETNESS DELIGHT


2010


PAINTING-SCULPTURE; SILICON CAULK


H 120CM X W 120CM

or

H 47-1/4IN X W 47-1/4IN


SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)

DETAIL Nº 1

BREZELEN / PREZELS, PINE TREES, and SQUIRRELS

DETAIL Nº 2

MUSHROOM

DETAIL Nº 3

PINE TREE

DETAIL Nº 4

SQUIRREL WITH EXPLODING HEAD

AND DROPPINGS

I LOVE BIG BROWN CAULK

or

SWISS MILK CHOCOLATE DELIGHT


2010


PAINTING-SCULPTURE; ACRYLIC CAULK


H 120CM X W 120CM

or

H 47-1/4IN X W 47-1/4IN


SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)

DETAIL Nº 5

BREZELEN / PREZELS, PINE TREES, and SQUIRRELS

DETAIL Nº 6

MUSHROOM

DETAIL Nº 7

SQUIRREL WITH DROPPINGS

DETAIL Nº 8

SQUIRREL WITH EXPLODING HEAD


I LOVE BIG BLACK CAULK

or

SWISS DARK CHOCOLATE DELIGHT


2010


PAINTING-SCULPTURE; SILICON CAULK


H 120CM X W 120CM

or

H 47-1/4IN X W 47-1/4IN


SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)

DETAIL Nº 9

BREZELEN / PRETZELS WITH PINE TREES and SQUIRRELS

DETAIL Nº 10

BRETZEL

DETAIL Nº 11

SQUIRREL WITH DROPPINGS

DETAIL Nº 12

SQUIRREL WITH EXPLODING HEAD

AND DROPPINGS

I LOVE AVERAGE WHITE CAULK

or

DINNER PLATES WITH DINNER


2010


TRIPTYCH; PAINTING-SCULPTURE; SILICON CAULK


H 120CM X W 180CM

or

H 47-1/4IN X W 70-13/16IN


SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)

DETAIL Nº 13

MUSHROOMS,

COWHEADS INTERCHANGED WITH KRAMPUS,

and DINNER PLATES INTERCHANGED WITH SKULLS

DETAIL Nº 14

MUSHROOM

DETAIL Nº 15

KRAMPUS

DETAIL Nº 16

COWHEADS AND MUSHROOMS

DETAIL Nº 17

SKULLS WITH PLATE SETTINGS, COWHEADS, and MUSHROOMS


I LOVE EXTRA BIG WHITE CAULK

or

SANTA CLAUS, SCHMUTZLI AND SATAN

or

AN ODE TO ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG'S WHITE PAINTING


2010


TRIPTYCH; PAINTING-SCULPTURE; SILICON CAULK


H 180 CM X W 270CM

or

H 70-13/16IN X W 106-1/4IN

SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)

DETAIL Nº 18

SAINT NICHOLAS' STAFFS INTERCHANGED WITH BUTCHER KNIVES,

APPLES INTERCHANGED WITH COW BELLS,

KRAMPUS HEADS INTERCHANGED GOAT HEADS,

APPLES INTERCHANGED WITH MICKEY MOUSE HEADS,

and CROSSES INTERCHANGED WITH GINGERBREAD MEN

DETAIL Nº 19

GINGERBREAD MAN

DETAIL Nº 20

CAPRICORN

DETAIL Nº 21

GOAT HEAD


I LOVE SMALL WHITE CAULK

or

SHEEP, PIGS AND GIRLIES


2010


TRIPTYCH; PAINTING-SCULPTURE ; SILICON CAULK


H 80CM X W 120CM

or

H 31-1/2IN X W 47-1/4IN


SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)

DETAIL Nº 22

MUDFLAP GIRLS and SHEEP

DETAIL Nº 23

MUDFLAP GIRL WITH LONG HAIR

DETAIL Nº 24

MUDFLAP GIRL WITH AFRO

DETAIL Nº 25

FEMALE BOAR WITH BREASTS

DETAIL Nº 26

SHEEP

LADURÉE ROYALE


2010


TRIPTYCH; PAINTING-SCULPTURE; ACRYLIC CAULK, LATEX PAINT AND GESSO


H 80CM X W 120CM

or

H 31-1/2IN X W 47-1/4IN


SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)

DETAIL Nº 27

CARRIAGES, BOWS, TEAPOTS, WINE GRAPES, CHAMPAGNE WITH FLUTES, POODLES, and UMBRELLAS

DETAIL Nº 28

CARRIAGE

DETAIL Nº 29

TEAP POT

DETAIL Nº 30

CHAMPAGNE WITH FLUTES

DETAIL Nº 31

UMBRELLA

DETAIL Nº 32

POODLE


DIE EXPERIMENTE


2010


SILICON CAULK, ACRYLIC CAULK, LATEX PAINT, METAL PAINT, RHINESTONE AND GLITTER ON WOODEN PANELS


H 17CM X W 17CM

or

H 6-11/16IN X W 6-11/16IN

SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND (CH)


(TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT): CHOCOLATE GILDED DREAMS; WINTER QUEEN; PARISIAN GREEN


(MIDDLE ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT): PORCELAIN GILDED DREAMS; WINTER ON SWAN LAKE;

ONCE YOU GO WHITE, YOU KNOW YOUR'E RIGHT. ONCE YOU GO BLACK, YOU NEVER GO BACK


(BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT): WHITE AND MILK CHOCOLATE DELIGHT; ALPINE MINT CHOCOLATE DELIGHT; SNOW QUEEN

I LOVE CAULK FROSTING


2010


VIDEO


2 MIN, 46 SEC; COLOR, SOUND


SOLOTHURN, SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SWITZERLAND

INITIAL CONCEPTUAL WORK BELOW:


OCTOPUSSY


2009


1 PANEL OF A TRIPTYCH; PAINTING-SCULPTURE; ACRYLIC CAULK, GLITTER, FAUX PEARLS AND SATIN


H 60CM X W 60CM

or

H 23-5/8IN X W 23-5/8IN

BERLIN, GERMANY (DE)

OCTOPUSSY, DETAIL Nº 33 - FRONT VIEW

OCTOPUSES WITH PEARL EYES

"I LOVE CAULK FROSTING"


(CAULK pronounced as "COCK")


“As in all petit-bourgeois art, the irrepressible tendency towards extreme realism is countered ... by one of the eternal imperatives of journalism for women’s magazines ... But here, inventiveness, confined to a fairy-land reality, must be applied only to garnishings, for the genteel tendency ... precludes it from touching on the real problems concerning food (the real problem is not to have the idea of sticking cherries into a partridge, it is to have the partridge ... to pay for it).


This ornamental cookery is indeed supported by wholly mythical economics ... an openly dream- like cookery ... a cuisine of advertisement, totally magical, especially when one remembers that this magazine is widely read in small-income groups ... it is very careful not to take for granted that cooking must be economical.”^76



76. Barthes, Roland. Mythologies. New York: The Noonday Press, 1975. Print. p. 79.





QUOTES/NOTES:

ORNAMENTAL COOKERY


4.1.1: COATINGS AND ALIBIS TO DISGUISE BRUTALITY


“The ‘substantial’ category which prevails in this type of cooking is that of the smooth coating: there is an obvious endeavor to glaze surfaces, to round them off, to bury the food under the even sediment of sauces, creams, icings and jellies ... Hence a cookery which is based on coatings and alibis, and is for ever trying to extenuate and even disguise the primary nature of foodstuffs, the brutality of meat or the abruptness of sea- food.”^81


4.1.2: GENTEEL COOKERY IN COATINGS


“But, above all, coatings prepare and support one of the major developments of genteel cookery: ornamentation. Glazing, in Elle, serves as a background for unbridled beautification: chiseled mushrooms, punctuation of cherries, motifs of carved lemon, shavings of truffle, silver pastilles, arabesque of glacé fruit: the underlying coat (and this is why I call it a sediment, since the food itself becomes no more than an indeterminate bed-rock) is intended to be the page on which can be read a whole rococo cookery (there is a partiality for a pinkish colour) [sic].”^82


4.1.3: TWO CONTRADICTORY WAYS OF ORNAMENTAL COOKERY

Ornamentation proceeds in two contradictory ways ... on the one hand, feeling from nature thanks to a kind of frenzied baroque (sticking shrimps in a lemon, making a chicken look pink, serving grapefruit hot), and on the other, trying to reconstitute it through an incongruous artifice (strewing meringue mushrooms and holly leaves on a traditional log- shaped Christmas cake, replacing the heads of crayfish around the sophisticated bechamel which hides their bodies).”^83




81. Ibid., p. 78

82. Ibid., p. 78.

83. Ibid., p.79.