#aMomentaryLapseOfReason: Till Death Do Us Part


This week's #aMomentaryLapseOfReason is somewhat unwieldly: it contains skeletons but no video. Don't get trepidatious, but check it out!

Food artist Annabel de Vetten (a.k.a. Conjurer’s Kitchen) created this 'wow' skull wedding cake for the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham a few weeks ago. The cake contains chocolate skulls of 16 carrion crows, 12 domestic kittens, 3 Vervet monkeys, and 4 barn owls. The answer is: yes, all of these are sculpted by hand. Miss Cakehead featured the cake in the first place, and explains: "made from White Chocolate Mudcake, the cake took her over 100 hours to complete in total."

The theme? ‘Til Death Do Us Part', of course:

'Till Death do us part' cake.

'Till Death do us part' cake. Image from Conjurer's Kitchen site

Skeletons are cool, in fact. Shanell Papp, a gifted and creative person currently serving as curator and conservator at the Library Gallery (Lethbridge, ) has kicked off 'Bawdy': "an open research project on textiles, anatomy and art". A part of her Textiles experiment is this lovely skeleton below. You can read more about getting crafty in pathology in this insightful feature (PDF) from the Association of Clinical Pathology.

Textile sculptural work from Shanell Papp. Image from her website

Textile sculptural work from Shanell Papp. Image from her website

 

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