Inspiration for this piece came directly from an old Lucky Strike ad from the 50's. At that time, candy cigarettes were a big fad. In a lot of ways, the advertising today has not changed much in the sense that companies try to target younger audiences because they are so easy to influence.
I used the skeleton hand to signify 'death'. Changed the "Lucky Strike" logo to 13 because of it's unlucky rap. The stamp has the symbol of a Chounubis. An old celtic symbol of protection against poison. Putting this on the stamp creates the surgeon general's warning type of effect. Where basically, it's telling you that it can cause death, but in order to get to the cigs you're going to have to rip the protection symbol (warning). So in essence, the poor kiddos of that generation didn't have a clue that they were ultimately being introduced to a lifetime of addiction and now are dying or have died of the cancer caused by cigarettes. Ah the sweet kiss of death.
Pharmaceutical companies prey on women. They say that it's not normal to be so emotional. Do you have problems with PMS? Have you just suffered from a break up? Having suicidal thoughts because you can't cope with your emotional baggage?
These are normal functions of life. Women are wired to be emotional. A pill can't magically fix that. But hey, while you're crying your eyes out, being a nervous wreck, and just can't kick that insatiable craving of indulging yourself with sweets to mask those bad icky feelings away, why not chill out and add some prozac sprinkles to that cupcake to make things all rosy again?
Sweet Nonsense was a creative venture I started up back in 2008. For 2 1/2 years, my mother and I made confectionery artistic sculptures. I don't refer to them as simply cakes because they truly were works of art. Everything used on our cakes were edible, we didn't use styrofoam to construct any portion of the pieces unless it was to encase the cake for transportation. (And as you will see we used a styrofoam cooler for the Genetic Repo Opera Heart cake!)
I no longer provide this service, but the selected images are of what I feel best convey my sculptural skill. What you see here is a wonderful portfolio of our past labors of love! Enjoy.