Shelley Miller’s Sugar Murals

Shelley Miller's 'Stained'

Can you believe these beautiful porcelain like image is actually made up of Sugar?

Here’s a little more about it from Shelley Miller’s site:


Site specific installation in Waddington Alley, as part of an exhibition and one month residency with Open Space gallery in Victoria.

This sugar mural was situated in the historic area of the city, within view of the harbour. The ornate design of the mural is a direct reference to the prevalence of ornate Victorian architecture in the area, the legacy of British influence that is the namesake of this city. As the title indicates, the central imagery became stained from rainfall, alluding to sugar’s stained historical links to slavery.

I kinda love how a simple piece like this has so much meaning, from the material used, to the history of the place that its set up… lovely!


A closer look at the detail:


Here’s another piece she did in another spot called Cargo:

painstaking work to put up!
Even after some weathering, the staining effect is kinda pretty

See more on Shelly Miller’s Project Blog (There are a number of related posts, check it out!

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