Sweet with Substance
Acrylic polymer, ceramic stucco and glitter
Acid free premium double thick 100% cotton duck stretched canvas
92cm x 60.5cm x 4cm approx
Based on the “Sweet Hearts” lollies of her youth, “Sweet, with Substance” explores the nostalgia and simplicity of love and romance as the artist once understood it, while updating the messages written on each candy with characteristics that she now seeks within her adult relationships. The sweetness and delight of romance remains, but the importance of qualities like honesty, kindness and strong communication have become a necessary update to the cute but slightly inane messages of the original Sweet Hearts, such as “Kiss Me” and “Be Mine”.