This piece was inspired by a 12th century carriage Alma Spreckles used as a phone booth in her pacific heights colossal pacific heights home. Her sugar fortune was used to found the Legion of Honor- and is Horn's inspiration for the two sugar pieces.
This is a 300 pound chandelier made out of crystalized sugar. It is much more beautiful in person and the color is amazing. This is such a shitty picture so the detail does not show up very well- but imagine a perfect piece of translucent rock candy- that is what this is made of, with the addition of the burnt orange color that I think make the pieces contrast really nicely in terms of the mature color and the youthful candy.
This piece was the only one not made out of sugar- It is a giant drop earring which used to hang from the back wall of the owner of Hosfelt gallery's
office ( the amazing Todd Hosfelt)
I highly recommend taking a trip to the De Young museum right now to check out his work- and i suggest skipping the horrible lines of screaming kids for Chichuly. P.S the New York Times did a wonderful piece about Timothy Horn's work and the show at the De Young, here is the link. NYT.