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A Very Merry Un-Birtdhday: Food Art by Lori Larusso

A Very Merry Un-Birtdhday: Food Art by Lori Larusso

A look at the food-inspired project by American artist Lori Larusso: a series of paintings that isolate birthday cakes, making the specialness mainstreamed.

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It’s Not My Birthday, That’s Not My Cake is the title of the series by American artist Lori Larusso, that points to the generic aspect of remembered experiences.

As the artist explains "these paintings isolate the cake image, sometimes including serving utensils but no personalized information, making the specialness of an individual’s own birthday cake mainstreamed. The cakes appear to be carefully prepared and decorated; everything is nice, but not too nice. This group of works is not attempting to dismantle nostalgia, but point to the complexity of individual situations".

Here is a collection of the birthday cakes she featured in her work.

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