Food designer/artist

Candied Fingers

 Reykjavík / 2020
Project made for the event Kynjakokteill.

   
Candied Fingers are glow in the dark lollipops created for the gender bending party: Kynjakokteil.

Food is intimately connected to our sexuality. Images of food or sex provoke uncontrolable body responses and build desire. Candied Fingers is a project that questions and expand the relationship existing between having sex and having food.

Lollipops are hard candies eaten by licking or sucking. Because of that and their treat characteristics, they are often used as a metaphor for oral sex, most of the time referring to fellation. Here lollipops are shaped as fingers, they deliberately assume the sexual suggestivenes of lollipops. Fingers are body parts used both for eating and for sexual pleasure. Every human usually possess ten of  them, which makes them a non-gendered sexual symbol, they can refer to any type of sexuality.
Candied Fingers plays with the sexual suggestiveness often assigned to food when styling it for advertising. However here the sexual suggestiveness is used for social interactions in a non-binary space. Those finger shape lollipops might help you break the ice and find a partner for the night.



Model & Editing: DigitalSigga
Lights: Sean Patrick O’Brien
Hair: Mona Léa

Mark