Michelle Wibowo, of West Sussex, spent over 150 hours carefully crafting the Tower Bridge of London out of sugar.
As an accomplished sugar artist with numerous accolades to her name, Michelle enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to recreate the world-renowned Tower Bridge for this prestigious exhibition. The sugar model, a true testament to her artistry, required a staggering 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of sugar to come to life.
Michelle’s passion for her craft is evident as she shares her creative journey. “The idea of an exhibition comprising works made entirely out of salt and sugar sounded really exciting, so I jumped at the chance to create this piece for the show,” she exclaims. She delved deep into the history of London’s iconic landmark, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that her sugar sculpture encapsulated every intricate detail of the majestic bridge.
Her sugar masterpiece is a true marvel, faithfully reproducing the famous twin towers and the open-air walkway of the bridge, right down to the minutiae of the windows and suspension chains. Michelle’s dedication to authenticity is unparalleled, and she hopes that visitors to the exhibition will relish the opportunity to closely examine her creation, discovering the bridge’s intricacies within her sugar creation.
This exhibition is a global celebration of artistry, where artists from around the world were chosen to craft their unique pieces using salt or sugar as their medium. Michelle Wibowo’s extraordinary talent has previously garnered significant attention through her sugar replicas of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, and the enchanting Hogwarts Castle from the beloved Harry Potter stories.
“The Reductive Art Exhibition: A Story of Salt and Sugar” promises to be a visual feast for art enthusiasts. It opens its doors at The Oxo Tower in London this Friday, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating world of reductive art, where sugar, in this case, has been transformed into a mesmerizing tribute to London’s architectural splendor.