Food Issues, Bronze

What does it look like to shorten the distance between an individual and the food that person desires? What if one’s mouth was part of the utensil?

This piece became an exploration into casting the inside of my mouth. It was also an unexpected opportunity to understand more fully what the very talented people at my dentist’s office do on a regular basis. I had never considered the practice of dentistry to involve so much technical sculpture, but it does! I’ve never been thrilled about going to the dentist, but this project really broadened my understanding of the creative side of the dental arts.

A bronze ladle
Food Issues, bronze