Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Licorice Flavored Bacteria Pops
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Bacteria, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Confectioner's Glaze, Carnauba Wax

Dimensions 10" x 6" x 10"
Urethane Plastic, Wood, Cardboard

So, the deal was I had a dream before the holidays, looking at the original waxes of the bacteria forms. In the dream, a woman came up to my side and said "That's the way they should be presented". I woke up from the dream and said "Yup". So, I made silicone molds of the bacteria forms. Bought some two-part thermosetting urethane plastic to cast them, and started cranking out the plastic forms.
Eat them before they eat you!

Then I built a cardboard box and glued it up with a hot glue gun. I printed off labels on a laser jet printer. I transferred the labels to the cardboard box with acetone and by rubbing with a spoon. I sprayed a fixative over the cardboard to make the labels permanent. I wanted the packaging and labels to look like cheaply made shit - the really shoddy product that people buy in the big box stores and feed to their kids and don't even think twice about it.

And there you go, my solution to this particular presentation problem.

I'll be entering the piece into several juried shows coming up. Hopefully someone will accept them.