Ellen Mueller

Eating & Making Together (Cheese Sculptures)


This participatory project involved eating Babybel cheeses, crafting sculptures from the red wax coatings, and developing a collection of the sculptures. This iteration of the project took place at Künstlerhaus Lukas Artist Residency in Germany, May 2017. The project facilitated a variety of interesting discussions and sculptural forms that branched out from a number of connections to cheese, eating, Germany, sculpting, wax, American politics, and so on. Communication was challenging at times because my German is limited, as were many people’s English. The project acted as a lovely go-between despite the language barrier.