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Smulovitz Anika Chocolate Jewelry
Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers
3/4" x 3/4" x 1/2"
2002
Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry
Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers
14 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
2002
Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry rings
Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers, Russell Stover chocolate boxes, Hershey's Pot of Gold chocolate boxes
2 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" each
2002
Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry choker necklace
Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers, wood, brass
6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1 3/4"
2002
Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry installation Catherine Clark Gilbertson
Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers
16' x 4' x 1'
2002
Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry installation Catherine Clark Gilbertson
Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers
16' x 4' x 1'
2002

This body of work explores human interaction with objects, specifically the interaction of our lips with objects. While examining the psychological and sociological potency of chocolate in the pieces entitled Love Tokens, I became aware of the sensual power of our lips. This culminated in Chocolate, a collaborative interactive installation comprised of a series of impressions made in the gold foil wrappers of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The impressions are of puckered lips or teeth. In its use of repetition, mass quantities of "faux" gold foil, reference to chocolate and to the mouth, the installation speaks of consumption, indulgence, passion, and consumerism.