So you may remember I was slagging off how bad the Lagerfield Magnum ice cream PR stunt was and this post perfectly illustrates what I mean. Take the bust above of Dame Barbara Cartland for example – it’s 100% edible & made from marzipan. Now compare that to the Lagerfield creation – makes it look piss poor doesn’t it?..
It all began when the artist saw a picture of Dame Barbara Cartland, a romantic fiction author, and was fascinated by this bizarre old lady dressed in pink. It felt like she just had to create a sculpture of her, and because she looked so “artificially sugary”, she used marzipan as a medium. “It seemed to prove that sweet material cannot only create ‘cute’ things. On the contrary – the bitter sweet side tempted me,” says Helga.
Moving on, it goes without saying I adore Helga Petrau-Heinzel as she mainly makes realistic human entrails out of marzipan. There is clearly a new wave of cannibalism on the horizon with this and the Edible Autopsy – and I really hope she says yes to working with us on the project.