Monday, January 28, 2013

The Real Meaning of Eye Candy

Cristiam Ramos, 32,  paints portraits of the rich and famous.

But he doesn't use paint.

He uses CANDY!! Cristiam favors M&M's, bubblegum, Gummy Bears, and after-dinner mints. Each of his portraits contains over 5,000 pieces of candy. His largest piece of art, a life-size candy motorcycle, uses over 20,000 pieces of candy!

Hard to imagine, but it's true.

Ramos was quoted to say that "he got the idea to use sweets as a medium for his art four years ago when he was at the park. He saw a dad give his son a piece of gum to soothe his pain, and after seeing the boy smile, he realized that sweets make human beings happy."  That thought led him into thinking about making portraits of famous people with sweets to make people happy. His portraits sell for up to $18,000, depending on size and the kind of treats used. [source]


Michael Jackson

Marilyn Monroe

Watch this short clip about the portrait of Sandra Bullock:

I am amazed to see that this artist is so thin. If I were lucky enough to have this talent, and use candy, I know I'd be chomping on that candy all day, wouldn't you? *wink*


Ami said...

Makes me think of ants. As in lots and lots of the damn things. Because ANTS like candy, too!!


Amazing work. I am not much of a star worshiper, most of the 'famous' could pass me on the street with their entourage and I'd have no idea who they were, but I recognized one of the ones you posted. :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Ooo candy? I'm a big fan of that.

Anonymous said...

Good use of all that candy.

Brian Miller said...

holy cow...there is pretty amazing...and if you ever are have a sugar low you can just lick your art....ha


Cool art and yes cool artist. I'd eat more candy than would ever get on the painting. I'm a bigger lover of candy than art. But he is clever.
You find such unusual stuff.
You're good!
BLessings, B

Country Gal said...

If they were Worthers candies there would be no painting with me lol that's the only candy I like ! Cool art though ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Eva Gallant said...

Wow, that was amazing. But such a waste of good candy! lol

Lynn said...

Wow! That's a SWEET motorcycle! I love the way he blends people's hair so it looks like long strands.

Jane said...

these are fabulous! I love it when artists make use of an unexpected medium.

Adam said...

pretty creative

otin said...

I'd totally eat Beyonce! lol

Valerie said...

Hmmm that's one artist who will never go hungry!!

DesertHen said...

How cool is that! I'm afraid my sweet tooth might get the best of me though. Ha!

SquirrelQueen said...

$18K, that is some very expensive candy. He does fabulous work, I thought that was a regular motorcycle when I first scrolled down.