Jae Pearl’s Sugar Gelatin Sculptures
The United States has an abominable history regarding the trade of sugar dating back to devaluing human bodies as commodities to acquire it during the Transatlantic Slave Trade to contemporary migrant farmer practices. All this is and has been done to aid and abet our cultural dependency on sugar furthering a sugar epidemic in this country. Sugar and bodies have been equated in value throughout the years which is why I selected this particular food product to The Aesthetics of Food Project. Sugar has an ugly past, present, and potentially future should our consumption continue to go unchecked.