FF2: Fuckers (7400)
5.5 x 9 x 1.5 inches
Fuckers is an expression of despair and isolation. The title refers to the code number of the bulk bins that contain the candy in my local supermarket. I would frequently find myself buying huge quantities of the candy at 3am and consuming it in one sitting.
I initially used multiple layers of foam and hardboard and assembled the letters by randomly selecting colour patterns and then layering the pieces over each other to form a deeply textured surface. This provided a visual context for the total mass consumed.
Because it is difficult to adhere sugary surfaces, I found that I had to remake the piece again and again. This of course involved the continual buying and handling of the candy, which repulsed me but did not stop me bingeing.
I finally settled on a very simplistic box form to display the food and, safely glued within their case, now find them to be visually appealing in a controlled setting.