Arterie Fine Arts
Sugar Coated
Corn Syrup, Bronze
4" x 2" x 1"
Tracy Somervell
Ypsilanti, MI

Two bronze apple halves are filled to overflowing with corn syrup eventually solidifying in a sickeningly sweet coating.

My work is a commentary on American society’s idealization of sugar and fatty foods, spiraling the obesity and diabetes epidemic that is largely onset by abuse of these foods yet is a widely socially acceptable addiction many people suffer from. My work serves as a personal narrative to rectify my own unhealthy relationship with food, sugar and my oral fixation with candy, sweets and other foods deemed ‘unhealthy’ or ‘sinful.’

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