The Department of Delicious Deception is salivating at the sight of these incredibly enticing but completely inedible desserts created by glass artist Shayna Leib. Leib herself has health issues that prevent herself from indulging in such decadent sweets, which is what lead her to painstakingly create exquisite hyperrealistic glass and porcelain sculptures of what she’s unable to eat.
“This body of work started as a therapeutic exercise in deconstruction and a re-training of the mind to look at dessert as form rather than food. It soon became a technical riddle, and I became a food taxidermist of french pastries.
To glass, I combined my love of porcelain, realizing where one material floundered, the other excelled. This body of work utilizes nearly every possible technique in both mediums; glassblowing, hot-sculpting, lampwork, fusing, casting, and grinding in glass and well as the ceramic techniques of hand-building, throwing, and using a good old fashioned pastry tube.”