gummi Chandelier ii in detail

gummi Chandelier ii in detail
Inside the gummi bear Chandelier Jr.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Cyber Feature...

MAKEZINE posted my gummi bear chandelier on their blog on March 8th: http://makezine.com/blog/

To answer everybody's doubts:

1. "Chandelier" turned soft in LA's 90 degree summer and hardened again in winter.
Gummi bears only melt when temperature rise above 200 degree.
I do think the moisture will post a problem.
But as my gallery pal put it: Basic vermin and, uh - flooding or fire? In which case, no art would be safe. No art material will last forever if you don't take good care of it. "Chandelier" is a piece of art, a concept, not a bag of produce.

2. I have experimented on leaving gummi bears(including the melted ones) out on the street in LA, the result is, there may be only two species on earth who consume this food: Human and Some Dogs. No, no roaches, no vermin, no ants, not even fruit flies... I wonder if mold grows on coal-tar? Artificial coloring came from coal-tar, you know.
Although sounds tough, gummi bear still can't compete with Twinkies when it comes to the forever-long shelf life. We should run a contest calling all durable snacks to come out and show us what they are made of:)

4 comments:

Carrie said...

You might have to add "cat" to your list as ours has tried eating gummy bears in the past. Her real love is Swedish Fish though (and only the authentic red ones).

Yaya Chou said...

haha... Thanks, carrie! ours smelled the gummi bears and frawned, running away like I was feeding him poison!

Claire said...

I love the photo here, with the melted gummies on the hand. Beautiful!

carol es said...

twinkies scare me, but they are pretty tasty. i admit i would eat one if it was unwrapped and handed to me, and if i saw who unwrapped it.

i love your blog and your work, yaya. i added you to my blogroll.

when is your next show?