Media artist Persia Tatar von Huddleston boldly proclaims to worship at the altar of the holy trinity of art, fashion and food. (You might see what grabbed my attention…food/art/fashion!) As a digital marketer and lifelong candy lover, she’s had the idea of creating a chocolate Jesus sculpture since she was a child, growing up in a religious community. It took decades, but she’s turned that idea into a reality.
With the help of co-creator and chocolatier Jean-Francois Bonnet, a French pastry chef turned chocolatier and owner of Tumbador Chocolates in Brooklyn, they embarked on a successful Kickstarter campaign that launched their edible art.
After the success of their first sculpture, Ms. Tatar von Huddleston enlisted her artist husband’s help and have designed a new sculpture, Venus of Willendorf. The 4.3” tall, 30,000 year old goddess found in Austria has been replicated in dark chocolate. Maybe too beautiful to eat?!!?
If you are interested in more about the creator Persia Tator von Huddleston, you can read this Q & A.