My new piece in the my Cupcake series is currently on view at the Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland. I chose to work with a new material--foam rubber because It seemed like a logical decision: it's characteristics related so strongly to the object I was depicting. The texture, color and the spongy, air-filled properties of foam captured the same (unfortunately) in commercial cupcakes being sold in most modern supermarkets and convenience stores. In contract to the unnatural foam, I used layer upon layer of actual sugar to create the texture of the frosting and actual sprinkles to make the blue night sky. The title "Cupcakes at 10" was chosen because it held multiple meanings for me: it sounds like a phrase used on television food show or commercial---the shape of the piece is meant to remind viewers of a small television screen-- and therefore make a connection to the numerous food shows and contemporary shows as entertainment. This phrase can also playfully refer to eating cupcakes at night as a bedtime snack. I sprayed the image with black spray paint to give depth and to playfully give the appearance of it being burnt--left in the oven too long--and therefore inedible.