Hell on Toast

HELL ON TOAST, 2004/16 | burnt toast, wax | 295 x 160 x 40 mm

Having burnt some toast one day I stumbled on the idea of working with the charred remains. Incredibly, there have been many archaeological finds of ancient loaves and remains of bread, some older than 4000 years. Ancient breads were either charred or desiccated, which explains their long state of preservation. With Hell on Toast I has carefully excavated a multitude of charred figures from the surface. The standing figure was added later in 2016. Bread, usually a symbol of sustenance, becomes in this piece a barren landscape scattered with charred human remains.

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