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Eating Chocolate, 2020

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Tempered White Chocolate Cast from Wooden Sculpture, 4″x8″x11″, Artist and Image of the process

For this video performance I recorded myself eating a chocolate mold of my face for as long as I was able to endure the physical consumption. The mold was created from a wood carving, which is a root to my practice, and an important element to keep within my process. I used white chocolate specifically to draw a self-portrait of my expected ‘cast’ in Western society while living in the USA. During the time of recording I intentionally focused on eating the features of my face, until it was no longer identifiable to myself. Eating the chocolate represents personal euphoria, and also means the destruction of its shape which correlates with my personal experience when I accidentally ate chocolate once that was made with cannabis