These trippy landscapes made of candy will soon be all over the Gram

These trippy landscapes made of candy will soon be all over the Gram
‘Where there is a flower there must be a butterfly for the flower to shine brighter’ by Pip & Pop

Psychedelic sugar, candies and modeling clay are used to create dreamscapes, in an exhibition full of eye candy at Kew Gardens this summer.

Pip & Pop: When Flowers Dream is the London debut album by Australian artist Tanya Schultz, who works as Pip & Pop. She has created a pastel-hued “food fantasy” inspired by mythology and folklore, and plays with the viewer’s sense of perspective to draw them into a land of candy.

If the preview photos are any indication, the exhibit will be all over Instagram this summer.

Dozens of colorful strings, decorated with pastel-colored beads and pompoms, suspended vertically
Where the sun shines every day, image courtesy of BCA, Sam Simon

Located at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens, When Flowers Dream features a brand new bespoke installation created especially for Kew, in collaboration with Kew’s own scientists. It takes the form of an imaginary landscape teeming with foods currently identified as neglected and underutilized. Botanical paintings from the Kew Archives, including colorful 19th century works, will be placed alongside it.

A psychedelic 3D landscape using pastel colors, gold glitter and sparklers.  Maybe modeling clay.
There is a serious point in Pip & Pop’s outlandish artwork.

When Flowers Dream is part of Kew’s Food Forever Program, a series of events looking at how we can change what we eat to protect the planet and ensure resources are always available for future generations. Kew is recent State of the World’s Plants and Fungi report showed that 2 out of 5 plants in the world are estimated to be at risk of extinction, and right now we only depend on a few species for food.

Pip & Pop: When flowers dream is at Kew Gardens, from 21 May 2022 to 23 March 2023. It is included in general admission to Kew Gardens, for which reservation is recommended.

Last update May 03, 2022

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