Last fall, I dabbled in cake decorating, and spent a semester at El Centro College’s Food & Hospitality Service Institute learning how to pipe borders and figures, carve cake, finagle fondant, and sweet-talk gum paste from local cake whiz Chef Chris Miller. As I brought my cakes into the office to share—a girl can only eat so many frosted confections on her own!—I couldn’t help but think of connections to artworks at the Museum.
Below are cake creations and their DMA artwork doppelgangers.
Georgia O’Keefe, Yellow Cactus, 1929, Dallas Museum of Art, the Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, bequest of Patsy Lacy Griffith
wooly mammoth meets Alf
Elephant, Asia: 12th century, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Alta Brenner in memory of her daughter Andrea Bernice Brenner-McMullen, 1992.43
Celia Eberle, Folly, 2002, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Artists Fund
Nic Nicosia, Untitled (Sam!), 1986, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Meisel Photochrome Corporation
Julian Onderdonk, Untitled (Field of Bluebonnets), 1918-1920, Dallas Museum of Art, bequest of Margaret M. Ferris
Detail of Jim Hodges, Changing Things, 1997, Dallas Museum of Art, Mary Margaret Munson Wilcox Fund and gift of Catherine and Will Rose, Howard Rachofsky, Christopher Drew and Alexandra May, and Martin Posner and Robyn Menter-Posner, 1998.44
Turkey effigy, c. 1950, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Dozier Foundation, 1990.247
And one lone cake sans DMA connection, that looks an awful lot like this Tom Friedman sculpture.
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