Psychedelic and Colorful Candy Installations By Pip & Pop aka Tanya Schultz
Australian artist Tanya Schultz, who works under the pseudonym Pip & Pop, creates immersive art installations using sweet materials such as candy and sugar. In addition to incorporating edible ingredients into her work, Schultz also uses everyday craft materials and found objects to create her psychedelic wonderlandsUnder the name of Pip & Pop, Inspired by Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala and the kawaii (cute) aspect of Japanese pop culture, their work is embellished with miniature objects and all things sweet that fill you with child-like awe as you wander through the rainbow wonderland.
Pip & pop, has combined hundreds of pounds of colored sugar, artificial flora, craft materials and found objects. the result isn’t a utopia, as much as it is the surface-level-representations of one. it’s a place of illusion, wish-fulfillment, and of course, folk stories — folk stories being whimsical mythologies of (mis)fortune and forewarning. specifically, ‘here comes sunshine’ references two mythologies: luilekkerland and the land of cockaigne. both are lands of plenty. both are made entirely of food. both are places of eternal satisfaction, where your desires are always — and at the same time, never — fulfilled.
‘’rainbows are strongly connected to folklore about finding or searching for other worlds, and magical phenomenon. I want the work to evoke a momentary sense of optimism…but it is also an opportunity to contemplate excess and overabundance.’