“I activate the hunger people have for the things that give them pleasure and force them to surrender.”
It’s no question that I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth, which is what first drew me to Peter Anton’s artwork. As I was scrolling through Instagram, a post featuring his amazing work caught my eye. Anton is an American artist and sculptor and specializes in oversized food sculptures, specifically sweets.
Although it’s quite fun to imagine how I would take down one of his oversized banana split sundae sculptures if it were real, there is so much more behind his work. Anton aims to give new meaning to food as a way to celebrate life. His work also intends to represent how basic human needs and desires ignite cravings and passion.
Take a look at a few of his pieces, and you will see what I mean. I can’t help but to want to scoop up the spilled sundae before it melts; whether it is the sweet tooth or clean freak in me, it certainly ignites some sort of passion within. And how can you not feel loved by looking at a gigantic heart-shaped box of chocolates, as if it were from your very own valentine?
The best part about Anton’s job? His studio is filled with candy, sweets and treats to eat and familiarize himself with his subjects.