Sweet As A Mural

Believe it or not, these historical mural reproductions are made up solely of sugar. Edible blue paint, white sugar tiles, frosting and icing are the only materials that Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller uses to create her pieces. Referencing the sugar industry’s long and significant history, her azulejo style murals are installed in several ports including Montreal and Salvador, Brazil. Of course, Shelley’s creations hardly last forever as the environment’s natural elements will slowly take it’s toll on these sweet works of art.

(via MyModernMet)

Leave a Comment

19 Comments

  1. how pretty! I love these!
    Tina @ http://Www.Tinacious.Me

    5.10.12
    Reply
  2. I used to live in Amsterdam, and they mastered this technique in the Netherlands. You couldn’t go anywhere without the delphi styles being celebrated. They always make me miss my life there. 🙂

    xoxo
    http://natashafatah.com
    http://natashafatah.com

    5.10.12
    Reply
  3. Do we have to say that they are nice or that they are delicious? I am confused.

    Three Angles

    5.10.12
    Reply
  4. This is unbelievable. They remind me of azulejos from Portugal.

    Paola

    http://www.ThePvdHJournal.com

    5.10.12
    Reply
  5. Lindsey wrote:

    I love how ornate it is.

    Check me out here: http://www.umbrelladrink.com

    5.10.12
    Reply
  6. Votre Amie wrote:

    Sugar whaaaaat?!?! That’s crazy! They are so intricate and detailed – I can’t even imagine the skill that when into creating them. They’re amazing!
    x
    http://www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

    5.10.12
    Reply
  7. AMAZING! Wonder if BUG SPRAY will keep the ants away.
    http://frothandcloth.com

    5.10.12
    Reply
  8. Oh my! That’s all edible? Thanks for sharing
    I’m having a giveaway in my blog . xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/2012/05/giveaway.html

    5.10.12
    Reply
  9. so cool!!

    Collections

    5.10.12
    Reply
  10. Miss K wrote:

    I have seen similar ones in Lisbon (Portugal).

    5.10.12
    Reply
  11. awesome! I’d love to see them as they further decay/melt. Beautiful!

    5.10.12
    Reply
  12. allison wrote:

    AMAZINGNESS! How talented she is.

    🙂
    Allison @ afashionfiles.blogspot.com

    5.10.12
    Reply
  13. style-xyz wrote:

    these are amazing!

    http://style-xyz.blogspot.com/

    5.11.12
    Reply
  14. Kate wrote:

    My birthday’s coming up…do you think my mom would make me one of those instead? 🙂

    Really cool.

    5.11.12
    Reply
  15. Leila wrote:

    I love Portuguese (and Brazilian) blue tiles. Shelley Miller is an incredible talent, and it’s great that she’s taking the tile art everywhere with her work. Beautiful post!

    5.11.12
    Reply
  16. Genevieve wrote:

    wow – this is seriously awesome!

    5.14.12
    Reply
  17. So pretty. That first one is actually from my hometown, Victoria. It was really interesting to watch how it changed as it slowly chipped away as the weeks went on. Thanks for sharing!

    5.27.12
    Reply
  18. Hey everyone, I’m the artist in question. Thanks for your compliments and words of support! Follow me on twitter to know more about recent and upcoming projects. More outdoor sugar murals coming up for Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Canada on September 28th. @ShelleyMiller

    9.14.12
    Reply