Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sweet & Lovely




When asked to contribute to “Things I have learned in my life so far” Marian Bantjes wrote the phrase "If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first” in sugar. Yep - pure sugar. Bantjes made the phrase five times, photographed it, and then destroyed it and photographed the destroyed version. The results are truly amazing...and sweet!

Check out more projects by Marian Bantjes including graphic and text work.

36 comments:

Krissy said...

wow. Wonder how much time that took!!

Courtney said...

no kidding!! I, too, would love to know the time involved! people with such foresight and patience amaze me.

mary said...

This is truly amazing - I'm blown away. Absolutely stellar find, Diana!

blazedanielle said...

Wow! How pretty and whimsical! :) It makes me excited for a snowy winter! ;)

Jan said...

That is such a great and sweet idea. Very pretty.

Jessie Cacciola said...

sweet! so cool. :)

Emily Abigail said...

Yum! This is such a delicious idea. I love it & want to, literally, eat it up!

Also, I am glad you don't mind my linking you. I love your blog & am so glad I found it!

vana chupp said...

this is totally sweet! Now, can i try doing it? Did you?

The Lil Bee said...

Sweet is right! And such PATIENCE! Love this. Your finds amaze me.

Julia said...

I love this :) What a concept!

Okay, I love the quote almost as much as the sugar construction :)

naphtali said...

Sugar? I was trying to figure it out. How unique! It's lovely. I would like invitations printed up to look like that. It's gorgeous.

naphtali said...

not that "printing" would have nearly the same perfect and sweet look. hmm.

quaint handmade said...

oh my goodness! i totally love that and want to do it, now.

A Print A Day said...

holy cow that's incredible!

bandelle said...

I can't remember where I first saw this but was truly amazed by the project. Might be time for a little sugar rush for me...cookie, perhaps? Hope you're having a great day, Diana.

Octavine Illustration said...

absolutely incredible. wonderfully inspirational and an oh so sweet exercise in creativity, patience and self-consciousness. great find....

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! What an exercise in patience...

nadia said...

Totally has left me on a high! what amazing work and how beautiful the result is!

Leanne said...

I want to read this book now- thanks for the link! The whole sugar project intrigues me. It seems so creative and therapeutic at the same time...

Milena said...

At first I thought this was a wedding invitation...then I realized it wasn't...then I realized it would make a very cool invite - either photographed or done second-grade style w/ a bit of glue and sugar. Although I'm doubtful the effect would be quite so beautiful, the glue would no doubt dissolve the sugar and then I'd give someone a globular-looking sticky mess.

But it's the thought that counts, eh?

Jules said...

amazing! i thought is was flocked at first...but sugar? i love it!

please sir said...

Glad you like - yes, the time, can you imagine?

Karen said...

That amazes me -- to write that out in sugar?!?! Lovely.

Jude said...

Sweet (pun intended)! ☺

Cicada Studio said...

My word, that's passion!

aimee said...

i can't imagine how long this must have taken her to create. i love when artists go on totally unexpected paths like this. beautiful.

Mrs.French said...

How do you find what you find? I love this...the words and the sweet sugar!

Wendy said...

That looks really neat!

Patricia said...

Wow! Something worth trying but I know my results would look nothing like that. That's patience!

la la Lovely said...

so pretty and sweet!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i love the idea of art that is temporal. Such a powerful idea about creation and destruction--a letting go of the ego..such interesting work...

Victoria said...

At first I thought it was white on white embroidery, but this is much sweeter, (sorry I coulnd't resist.)
... A true labor of love!

Esti said...

A great idea, yes! and sweet!

jess gonacha said...

now that is just incredible!!

{this is glamorous} said...

So creative -- love this.

Pigtown-Design said...

it is like those mandalas that tibetan monks make. very intricate and when they're done, all goes to the wind.

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