above: Snow On the Leaves, 8" x 10", dryer lint, plastic tray and pulp paper with leaves
Artist Slater Barron works in several different mediums and has created everything from large scale installations to small sculptures. But what caught my eye were her actual size sculptures of sushi handcrafted from real dryer lint.
above: Dryer lint sculpted to emulate sushi in a plastic tray by Slater Barron
Perhaps it's because the thought of sushi ordinarily makes my mouth water and it's so unexpected to encounter a Bento box full of maki and handrolls knowing they would give you cotton-mouth.
Family Dinner (14″ x 14″ x 7″):
Sushi Party Tray (14″ x 14″):
Summer Fan (8″ x 10″):
Full Circle (8″ x 10″):
Sushi Lovers’ Lunch (16″ x 12″):
Lunch With Madam Butterfly (14″ x 17″):
7 Piece Sushi Bento Box:
10 Piece Sushi Bento box:
Slater Barron received her M.F.A. at the California State University, Long Beach and her bachelor's degree at the University of California, Irvine, She had the privilege of studying with art notables John Paul Jones and William Wegman. Now, she is inspired by my surroundings and those I hold dear as well as many social causes she feels strongly about.
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