Saturday, 13 December 2014


I've been trying to think of a title (I groan as I find this very difficult!) for a recent piece of work, and was thinking about the associations that people make when they look at my work.

Often people comment on how they want to eat the casts as they look so edible and delicious! The types of food that the sculptures bring to mind are usually sweets and desserts such as sherbet, liquorice all sorts, Yorkshire mixture, pear drops, Edinburgh rock, rosey apples, ice cream and sorbet.

I remember having neapolitan ice cream when I was a child.

"Neapolitan ice cream, sometimes known as harlequin ice cream,[2] is made up of blocks of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream side by side in the same container (typically with no packaging in between). Some brands intermix the flavors more, though the separate flavours are still clearly visible."

Neapolitan ice cream is closely related to spumone.

"Spumone (from spuma or "foam"), plural spumoni, is a molded Italian ice cream made with layers of different colors and flavors, usually containing candied fruits and nuts.

Typically it is of three flavors, with a fruit/nut layer between them. The ice cream layers are often mixed with whipped cream. Cherry, pistachio, and either chocolate or vanilla are the typical flavors of the ice cream layers, and the fruit/nut layer often contains cherry bits—causing the traditional red/pink, green, and brown color combination."

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