Jamie Tan says on her web site Epicuriosity that she’s “the untrained baker and mistake maker”.
“Folks say baking is a science — precision is critical within the pursuit of perfection. I desire to benefit from comfortable accidents and culinary clashes of style and texture.”
Nevertheless it’s labored for the Los Angeles-based designer and animator. When famend artist Adrián Villar Rojas was searching for a neighborhood cake artist to assist along with his exhibition, The Theater Of Disappearance (at the moment on on the Geffen Museum of Modern Artwork in LA), her experimental strategy caught his eye.
Tan started baking muffins and fancy French pastries as a meditative follow to assist her steadiness the 20-credit semesters she was taking on the California Institute of the Arts.
Based on the CalArts weblog, Tan says the baking course of and extra particularly, “the connection between textures, flavours, and reminiscence and feeling” naturally began informing her artwork follow.
Tan is the founder and lead designer of the Movement Arsenal Studio. For Rojas’ exhibition, her firm created over 70 experimental cake sculptures, a lot of which seem like pure rock formations in tandem with the realm surrounding the immersive set up. She designed them to look as in the event that they had been had layers of crystals and sedimentary layers.
For the muffins, Tan labored solely with food-based substances. The exhibition artworks, together with the muffins, will probably be visibly remodeled by the pure technique of decomposition.