Combine the Candyland set with Lisa Frank stationery in a kaleidoscopic 3D dreamscape, and you get the mesmerizing work of Tanya Schultz. This Australian artist, who goes by the name Pip & Pop, creates her psychedelic installations from a miscellany of technicolor materials. In sugar, glitter, and assorted plastic trinkets, she builds miniature candied scenes that are as scintillatingly sweet as they are imaginative.
Her 2015 exhibition at Busian, Korea’s Shinsegae Gallery, aptly titled Journey in a Dream, featured a three-part series–Morning, Day, and Night. Each installation arranged slightly different color tones to suggest different phases of sunlight. While Day had a more fluorescent feel, Night was subtly shaded in evening tones of blue and purple.
Schultz explains that her work is intended to feel visceral, so people “can sense its sweetness even if they don’t know it’s actually sugar…you can almost taste it. It also holds this empty promise. Something that is so appealing and sweet but completely devoid of nutrition or lasting satisfaction.” Thanks to these photos, however, you can feast your inspiration-hungry eyes for days and nights to come.
All photos by Park Myungrae.