The Persistence of Breakfast

   by Chris Carson for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: The Persistence of Memory (1931)

Inspiration Artist: Salvador Dali

I have a fascination for making food into art. I often crochet yarn into food items that I display on pieces of Depression glass or fine china. So it was only natural for me to convert Dali’s timepieces into food items.

Using the steel wire and one of the dowels, I fashioned the tree, then covered it with the modeling clay. I secured the tree to one of the wood blocks with more modeling clay, then used the Fimo clay to make the bacon, egg, tomato, and melted man. His eyelashes were made from unraveled rope, then painted black, and he is covered with a pancake made of more modeling clay. I used some of the plastic pellets for the tomato seeds; painted the canvas board for the backdrop; and used the box everything came in as the base. I used the plywood for the plank in the background, which is balanced on another hardwood block.

I think Mystery Build is a great idea for sparking creativity, and I really enjoy seeing the ideas people come up with.