If you visited the Camberwell College of Arts degree shows earlier this summer, you might have spotted (it was hard to miss) an enormous, eight patty cheeseburger sculpture in a bell jar by illustration graduate Lewis Wade Stringer...
"The burger is such a disposable object so I wanted to give it value," says Stringer of his sculpture which consists of eight heat sensitive silicone rubber moulded burger patties, heat gun treated acrylic cheese slices, silicone rubber lettuce, laser-cut acrylic tomato slices and laser-cut ply wood pickles – stacked and housed in a hand sanded poplar wood bun with four layers of gloss varnish and laser-cut veneer sesame seeds.
The idea is that by making a sculpture of a burger, and further by placing it in a glass bell jar, Stringer is elevating the humble but indulgent beefy treat to the realm of artwork.
Wait a second... is that a MEATliquor / MEATmarket burger wrapper incorporated into the piece? Nice work, Lewis!
See more of Lewis' work (including a painting of a Big Mac and an illustration of a juicy looking steak) on his portfolio site: www.lewis-stringer.co.uk