Psychedelic Candy Art That Your Sweet Tooth Will Love

Published April 8, 2015
Updated September 28, 2018

Artist Tanya Schultz expertly wields pounds of colored sugar, sweets, beads, toys, pipe cleaners and glitter, creating candy art that explodes with color.

Candy Art

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Even Hansel and Gretel would ogle at the work of Tanya Schultz, an Australian artist who creates unbelievably intricate artwork from candy and sugar. As psychedelic as a Cream album cover, this candy art has popped up all over the world, making appearances in Australia, Germany, the UK, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

Colorful Sugar Art

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Schultz expertly wields pounds of colored sugar, sweets, beads, toys, pipe cleaners, figurines, glitter and other objects, creating candy art that explodes with a rainbow of hues. Themes of fleeting abundance, pleasure, and utopia characterize her work, which takes various forms, such as installations, paintings and sculptures.

Candy Art Rainbow

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Colorful Art Made From Sugar

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Back in 2007, Schultz and artist Nicole Andrijevic paired up to create candy art under the pseudonym Pip & Pop. The two have since split as an artistic duo, but Schultz has continued producing candy art under the peppy name. These days she divides her time between solo projects and collaborations.

Candy Art by Pip & Pop

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Candy Installation

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From colorful candy landscapes to patterned floor installations to store-front displays, Schultz has found a way to create just about anything with sweets. The artist draws inspiration from a variety of sources, be it from the candy she collects during her travels or ancient folklore describing worlds entirely composed of candy.

Most cultures have stories centered around mythological places where people can nosh on whatever they desire, such as the Dutch Luilekkerland or the French Land of Cockaigne. These fictitious places often make an appearance in her candy art.

Floor Installation Candy Art

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Kiri Picone
Kiri Picone holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Pepperdine University and has been writing for various digital publishers for more than 10 years.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.