Foodtripper.com - For people who travel to eat. Wednesday 30 July 2014 Contact Us | About Us | Sitemap
TV Presenters course eventbrite
Search Foodtripper
Newsletter Updates
RSS RSS
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter

British Art with Bite: Artist immortalises The Queen in a biscuit.

British Art with Bite: Artist immortalises The Queen in a biscuit.
He may not be your traditional portrait artist, but Dominic Wilcox has created a truly delicious likeness of The Queen - out of a Jaffa Cake.
 
The London-based artist, who was challenged to turn his unique creativity to celebrating Britain's big year, has munched his way through packets of the popular orange snack to create the first ever collection of nibble art.
 
Inspired by the different ways people eat Jaffa Cakes, Wilcox relinquished traditional art materials and instead spent hours creating the artworks with the help of his teeth. So far Wilcox has immortalized famous British icons and landmarks including Stonehenge, the Loch Ness Monster and a portrait of The Queen.
 
The artist who is well known for his unusual innovations, including the Finger-Nose StylusT - a Pinocchio-style nose extension designed to make use of modern smartphones easier while in the bathtub - hopes the artworks will encourage others to create their own "art by eating".
Says Wilcox: "I've met so many people who have their own weird and wonderful ways of eating Jaffa Cakes. One of my friends treats it like a Zen ritual, carefully eating the chocolate first then removing the jelly and slowly nibbling away at it. Others go for the edges and gradually work their way inwards. I just took this idea of being creative with Jaffa Cakes a step further.
 
"I nibbled for hours and had to go through at least three boxes alone just to get a decent looking Tower Bridge. A typical problem I had was when I got distracted by something on the radio and I would then look back to realise that I'd just eaten the Loch Ness Monster. I used everyday items I had around the house to try to make the photographs interesting. I really like the picture of the Stonehenge artwork and how the light passing through the packet creates a strangely realistic sunset reflection on the plate."
 
Wilcox's collection of Jaffa Cake art is being exhibited online on the McVitie's Jaffa Cakes facebook page www.facebook.com/jaffacakes.
0 Comments | Add a comment

ADD A COMMENT



Fields marked with ( * ) are compulsory.

First name *
Last name *
Email address *
(will not be published)
Location
(optional)
Comment
Subscribe to Foodtripper.com newsletter?
13 March 2012
By:
Meet our regular columnists
Win A ChefAlarm
Food tripper ebooks banner

EVENTS CALENDAR

JunJuly 2014Aug
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910

Editor's Choice

Editor's  Choice
16/05/2014
Spring has made an appearance, at last and we have al fresco ideas from picnics in the park to sky-high snacking in London and all over the world.
12/01/2014
Helen Hokin: I’m considering relocating to Barbados. I could swap my reindeer onesie for a designer one-piece and save on heating bills without the hassle of switching suppliers every other month.
01/11/2013
Travelling to a different part of the world usually means sampling the local cuisine, but if you’re headed somewhere as uninhabited and challenging as the Antarctic, then you only get to eat what you bring with you.