Pic of the Day: Enchanted Sweetscapes

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French sculptor and photographer Lionel Scoccimaro, a fan of Evel Knievel, surfing and skateboarding, employs fun as a vital element in his work, engaging with his viewers in a delightful, sentimental, and often cloying way. He has described this “game-playing” as “a modern motif,” but don’t underestimate the profound thought that goes into his work. As Scoccimaro explains, “I’m very serious about the way I ‘have fun,’ because it’s my only way of renewing myself and finding pleasure in my studio.” Check out more of his sugar-cube sculptures after the cut.

Snow Landscape, 2009; Photo Credit: Jean-Christophe Lett

White Landscape, 2008; Photo Credit: Jean-Christophe Lett

Beyond the valley of the sugar histories, 2007

Beyond the valley of the sugar histories, 2007

Buro bildende Kunst installation De Willem 3

Diabalo, bridge and candy, 2004

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