Candyland: Pip & Pop’s Dreamy, Dyed-Sugar Kingdoms

Between Willy Wonka, Fantasia, and the Candyland board game, who hasn’t let their mind occasionally wander to a place colored with a Lisa Frank palette; where jewels are as common as sand, flowers blossom in every season, and all animals — predators and prey alike — coexist peacefully? Australian artists Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz take this daydreaming to a whole new level under the collaborative name Pip & Pop. Using everyday objects such as sugar, pigment, wire, clay, beads, and so forth, the duo creates mini Candylands on gallery floors. Up close, the mounds of dyed sugar are decorated with pearl beads, bright mushrooms, and animal figurines. Click through for a few images of these magical worlds, which we spotted via Empty Kingdom, and visit Pip & Pop’s website to learn more about their work.

Photo Credit: Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz.
Photo Credit: Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz.