If you’ve ever wondered what a landscape made entirely of candy would look like, Australian artist Tanya Schultz’s work as Pip + Pop is a good place to start. Schultz’s psychedelic instillations have been displayed around the world, from Japan to Hong Kong to the Netherlands.
We recently chatted with Schultz about her process and inspiration. She explains,
While the instillations are mainly comprised of sugar and candy, Shultz also incorporates tiny objects made from wax, along with glitter, clay, beads, icing, plastic flowers, fake birds, and mushrooms.
Peach Blossom. Very Fun Park, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan 2014. (Photo: Fubon Art Foundation)
The artist finds inspiration in mythical paradises made of food. She explains,
Schultz is currently preparing for three solo shows across Korea in Seoul, Busan, and Incheon throughout April and May. You can also view Schultz’s work here on the Pip + Pop site. Here are a few of our favorites.
Collaboration with Romance Was Born for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Carriageworks, Sydney 2013. (Photo: Lucas Dawson)
Through A Hole In The Mountain
MT Kurashiki, Japan 2014 (Photo: Keizo Kioku, courtesy of mt – masking tape)
Kuandu Biennale, Artist in Wonderland, KdMoFA, Taipei 2012 (Photo: Chiu Te-Hsing)
If You Find Me In A Dream
Hermès Maison, Tokyo, Japan (Photo: Satoshi Asakawa, Courtesy of Hermès Japon)
Moon Flower Dream
Smart Illumination Festival, ZAIM Building, Yokohama, Japan 2012 (Photo: Pip + Pop)
I Can Hold The Sun
Collaboration with Nicole Andrijevic, Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Germany 2010 (Photo: Hannes Woidich)