Koo Seong Youn
Have you met Koo Seong Yung? She creates amazing still-lifes and then photographs them. These flowers look like they're made of glass and gemstones:
...but they are actually made with candy. Youn recreates flowers, buds, and leaves using nothing but candies and popcorn. She lights and photographs her work so artfully that it takes some time to realize what you're actually seeing.
With Halloween around the corner, and mountains of candy entering our homes, Youn could be used as an inspiration to do something with all of that sugar besides eat it. I can think of a few candies that would make great art materials: Smarties, SweeTarts, Swedish fish, M&Ms, Jolly Ranchers... Try using them to create a mosaic-like picture, or smash the non-chocolate ones up into dust and use it as you would glitter ("draw" with white glue, sprinkle on the dust). Or, if you get super ambitious, use hot glue build up a 3D piece, like the flowers shown here.
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I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.