Art Cooking: Grilled Cheese BOOK!
Updated: Aug 24
Is it a sandwich or a book or a sculpture? Haha! :) It's all of the above!
As you may have noticed, I'm a fan of the Art Assignment on YouTube and I was sad that Sarah Urist-Green said in a recent video that she was taking a break. She's helped bring art into my life in new ways and it's made me think, do and create things with my hands and made my life better!
Anyways, this was an assignment from a recent video that was in production before she announced the break featuring Ben Denzer (IG: @bdenzer) about a Book of Meat or making a book with atypical materials.
Denzer has many awesome examples of different types of books in the video. I think it's really interesting because it makes you think: What is a book? Does it need words? Does it need pictures? Does it need to be made of paper? He also mentioned that he was influenced by Duchamp and "ready-mades," which I like because the ready-mades makes you think about: what is art?
What I used:
There are paperclips in here because I was thinking of using them as binding, but then I realized I didn't need to. :)
Before I started, I decided 1 piece of bread could be the binding. Then when I was doing it, I decided that melted cheese could be the binding -- it's like glue!
Photos: This is when I was testing things for the construction of the books. I found that the pages :) wouldn't stay in place as you might guess, so I put these little ramekins to stable it.
Then I microwaved it for 60 seconds to make the glue for the binding -- melt the cheese!
The binding worked. Then I decided to add some more cheese! I microwaved it some more to get some more melti-ness. It was really fun! It only took me a few minutes and I got to explore construction ideas as well as learn about art. You don't have to make a grilled cheese book or anything, but you may like to think about how we use and think of different objects.
Give it a try! We are good at this!
Addendum (8/24/20): I renamed this post Art Cooking because it is Art Cooking. Haha! :)