There's a dualistic element to all this -- the aggressiveness, the potential for violence, then it starts telling a story that people can relate to.
As we're striving for celebration in our lives, there are a lot of obstacles that are not pleasant. As we're sipping champagne at a party, there are people in Syria getting massacred -- and that needs to be reflected in art. We tried to bring the two together, the dark and the light.
Take a look at the pictures below to see this amazing cake installation.
If you've ever dreamed of visiting Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory IRL, you might want to pay attention.
For their latest project, Break Bread, artists Scott Hove and Keith Magruder, AKA Baker's Son, set out to transform Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles...
...into an epic 7,000-square-foot maze made out of cake!
Yes, you read that correctly. You can now immerse yourself in a gigantic room made of cake.
Within the frosted walls of this six-room exhibit, you'll find all sorts of colossal confections...
And decadent, dessert-filled decor...
...that's complete with "chandeliers" dripping in glittery gumdrops.
Even the damn ceiling is decked out in cake. I mean, really, what more could you want in life?
Plus, there's an ice cream truck where you can scoop up a sweet watercolor painting souvenir.
However, this exhibit isn't solely sugar, spice and everything nice.
The artists also send a deeper message by incorporating some dark elements into the designs...
Like a variety of vicious, teeth-baring baked goods...
...and some sugar-coated guns that serve as a reminder to make dessert, not war.
Hove told This Is Colossal, “To contrast that bougie cake look, I collect items that have an inherent violence, but beauty at the same time..."
"...that's why I choose things like switchblades, wolf jaws and leopard jaws. Even though they are plastic, they possess a real fierce quality that affects us on a very deep level.”