Made by Argentinian artist Luciana Rondolini as part of her “Cosmic Calamity” series, these giant, brightly colored popsicles were placed into the gallery to slowly melt over the course of the day. Visitors could actually interact with the popsicles (lots of sticky hands and surreptitious finger-licking, I bet), and then the next day a brand new popsicle would be laid out afresh.
I don’t have much else to say about these giant popsicles. Yeah, we could talk about how it represents the transient nature of art, or how it subverts the “buy now” desire of every consumer of design, but I’m honestly just amazed that there’s a popsicle mold big enough to make this 5 foot monster. From Rondolini’s website:
Rondolini’s “Cosmic Calamity” was a topical version of tempus fugit, a metaphor for the destructive power of time. Working directly on one of the slogans of the call, ie, thinking the show in its spatial and temporal dimensions, Rondolini installed on a bed of light a large water ice was slowly melting. By the time the fair closed, a piece of ice was floating in a large pool. The next day, stood another equal sized ice for visitors to devour.
I can’t imagine having to load that into an industrial freezer, either. [Via Sweet Station.]