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Gallery: Ed Bing Lee’s Macrame Junk Food

Philadelphia-based fiber artist Ed Bing Lee’s series Delectable — which we spotted thanks to Coudal Partners — will not make you hungry, but it will definitely make you smile, and it might remind you of something you’d spot at your grandmother’s house. Inspired by the work of Wayne Thiebaud, Lee uses colored thread and thousands upon thousands of knots to create soft sculpture versions of all kinds of comfort food, from a hamburger complete with onion garnish to a slice of lemon meringue pie with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Click through for the full buffet.


Ed Bing Lee, Burger II, 2008. Waxed linen, linen, cotton, raffia. 5 x 5 x 5 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Cupcake: Sprinkles, 2006. Waxed linen, cotton floss. 6 x 4 x 4 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Ice Cream Cone, 2006. Waxed linen, cotton. 7 x 6 x 6 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Key Lime Pie, 2006. Waxed linen, raffia, cotton. 4 x 5 x 4 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Strawberry Shortcake, 2006. Waxed linen, raffia, cotton. 5 x 3 x 3 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Hotdog, 2006. Waxed linen, linen, cotton. 3 x 7 x 3 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Layered Cake, 2010. Waxed linen, linen, cotton. 5 x 3 x 4 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Lemon Meringue Pie, 2010. Waxed linen, linen, cotton. 3 x 5 x 5 in.


Ed Bing Lee, Pumpkin Pie, 2006. Waxed linen, raffia. 4 x 5 x 4 in.


Ed Bing Lee, HF SUNDAE II. Raffia, synthetic ribbon, metallic thread. 11 x 5 x 5 in.