Since childhood, I have been fascinated by the way that foods
are mass marketed and eventually become the foodstuffs of our
communal desire. Through media advertisement, musical jingles,
signage and the artwork of packaging, processed or ‘junk’ foods transform
into familiar comfort foods. Drawn to these ubiquitous foods, it seemed
natural for me to investigate and ultimately celebrate this manipulation.

Employing hand embroidery or direct application, discarded, recycled
food packaging is encrusted with brightly colored, sparkling glass beads.
One at a time, and then one-of-a-kind, each sculpture exhibits
the divine excess of hyperbole and humor. Completed pieces become
stand alone sculpture or are inset into a box within a painting.

Embellished grocery cart shrines, the vehicles of consumerism,
reference the correlation between our consumer culture and life.

Additionally, creating large scale, rhinestone embellished sculpture
for Children’s Hospitals has been a significant part of my work life.
These fiberglass or epoxy resin sculptures are hand painted,
UV glazed and then liberally embellished with Swarovski rhinestones.

Quotes on request.

Linda Dolack
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