Sugar, Sugar

OPENING HEAD with protective ring (2007) Brendan Jamison, Sugar cubes and glue, 270 x 180 x 180 cms. Installation at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

As of late, I’ve been trying to eat healthy- haven’t we all?  In that vein I ran onto some very interesting information in a book I read called “Empowering Your Heath” by Dr. Asa Andrews from Nashville (thank you Thad by the way for the recommendation).

Here is a little quote from the book:

In the 1700s, people consumed approximately four pounds of sugar per year; in the early 1900’s people consumed approximately five pounds of sugar per year; today; the average American consumes an astounding two to three pounds of sugar per week.”

(page 164 of the book)

That’s A LOT of sugar.  It made me think of Tom Friedman’s self portrait out of sugar cubes that I wanted to share with you here, but I can’t find an image of it.

Here are two pieces of artwork that I did find on line, and one specific artist: Brendan Jamison (http://www.brendanjamison.com/) who did a whole series in sugar cubes.  Enjoy, looking at these will have no effect on your sugar intake for this week!

Here is a sugar cube maze piece of art that was at the Tate Modern in 2005. I don't think that's really sugar, do you?

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One Response to Sugar, Sugar

  1. Kathy Farmer says:

    Although I couldn’t find Tom’s self portrait in sugar I did have a great time checking out his art. Very fun pieces!
    Yes, 2 to 3 pounds of sugar a week for most people sounds about right…I was starting to get diabetic just looking at that sugar cube maze!
    Cheers!

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