Play with your food.

I admit it, I like Oreos. They really are “milk’s favourite cookie”. I like Oreos so much that I can eat a packet all by my lonesome and still be looking around for more. (Hmmm, that’s make it sound like a problem…? Doesn’t everyone feel this way?!). I should mention, I wasn’t raised in the North America, home of the mighty (but tiny) Oreo cookie. My nostalgia for Oreos comes from travelling around Asia in my early twenties. I’d never tried one before then and it seemed as though every whistle-stop town I went through had a store selling Coca-cola and Oreos. I bought my first packet as an on-the-go snack and the rest, as they say, is history. Nom nom nom. Gaaahhh. Perhaps it isn’t trendy or sophisticated to like Oreos but I do. Shrug. Whatcha ya gonna do?

So, anyway, there was something endearing about Judith G Klausner’s art, right from the word, Oreo. I was probably going to like it. Now I’ve seen that she creates incredible cameos just from cookies and a toothpick, I’m transfixed! So clever! So sweet (pun intended)! Additional to always being impressed by those that choose art as a career path (do what you love!) I am particularly partial to the collision of creativity and food. So this is right up my galley. I mean, alley 😉 Ho ho!

Judith creates a host of other work using food, such as cereal, gummies and toast. Her work is both charming and strange, cute at first glance and then causing a double-take accompanied with an “Ooooooh, I get it now….” You should check her out. She explains that she likes to play with her food, ‘both professionally and recreationally’. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.  I can’t wait to see what she does next…

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