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ICECREAM INSPIRES ARTIST’S EXHIBITION
Boynton Beach pop and three-dimensional artist Stanford Slutsky, known for his geometric and abstract pieces and now for his new giant-sized food themed realistic sculptures, is being honored for his “Op to Pop” exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.
The self-taught artist said he was inspired by a summer job driving a Good Humor ice cream truck in the mid-1950s. His sculptures of a Good Humor chocolate ice cream bar, realistic-looking frosted doughnuts, chocolate
chip cookies, a tray of sushi, a slice of watermelon with a bite taken out of it, and a bagel, lox and cream cheese, all look good enough to eat.
“When I was a child,” Slutsky said in a statement, “there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination.” “I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all my artwork,” he said.
His current works of food are colorful, playful, appetizing and, as he joked, “calorie free.”
Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, and in 2016 his sculpture “Assorted Candy” won awards at The Armory in West Palm Beach.
Creating Art is food for my soul and the stabilizer of my life. My passion for color ignites my inspiration allowing me to create images from my dreams that lead me on a journey of imagination. I dream while I am awake with no constraints to explore and try new things even if I get them wrong. There is much to gain from my journey as there is from reaching my destination. My passion also extends to taking photos, cooking, sharing and inspiring others to do the same thing.
I want to leave my footprint by creating intriguing multi-dimensional food items.