Artists and designers just seem to keep coming up with new and exciting ways and techniques to create art. One is forced to wonder what would become of this world without the existence and executions of such amazingly creative and talented individuals.
Kevin Champney is a New York based artist whose unique still resides in the merging aspects of different art forms such as painting, sculpture and mosaics. His work is often based on ideas of using several different components and objects in the creation process, challenging himself in the construction of the entire form’s bit by bit elements by hand. He has worked on several conceptually constructed sculptural projects in his line of work. In this post in particular, we will be drawing the limelight on his most recent and positively delicious project of a chandelier made from yummy Gummi Bears.
That’s right, we have all eaten these growing up and these bear treats should highlight a fairly good part of our childhood memories. Kevin Champney calls this project of his the ‘Candelier’. It’s rather adorable in addition to being tempting – candy chandelier, who wouldn’t want one of these? While these look like they’re made of actual real life 100% edible gummi bear jellies, these are actually hand cast acrylic gummi bear individually crafted by Kevin Champney himself. This project was carried out by Kevin Champney for a series of home furnishing for the company Jellio. It is made up of just over 3000 hand cats acrylic gummi bears and comes in two different sizes. One of them being at an 18” diameter, its installation is such that allows for light lit focal point in the given space (priced at $2400 open edition), while the other size of 31” diameter is priced at $6500, open edition.
Kevin Champney exclusively built these chandeliers by hand and is the creator of the ‘Gummilight’ for Jellio as well; both of these can also be seen on the i-Carly set. Have a look at the mouthwatering, colorful Gummi Bear candelier below and be sure to check out the rest of Kevin Champney’s work as well.