Sussex

Brighton artist moulds milk chocolate toilet

  • 27 March 2012
  • From the section Sussex
Chocolate toilet
Image caption Sarah Pager said she made the toilet out of chocolate because of its smell and colour

An artist from Brighton has created a toilet entirely made from milk chocolate to go on display in Sussex.

Sarah Pager made the edible artwork for an exhibition at the Towner Gallery, in Eastbourne, and said she hopes to sell it for £3,200.

She created a mould out of silicon and plaster and then poured in 17kg (37lb) of chocolate.

Ms Pager said she chose to make the toilet out of chocolate because of its smell and colour.

"I used it mainly because of the smell (of chocolate), it's such a desirable commodity there's an element of cognitive dissonance," she said

"I'm very interested in issues surrounding the body and body processes.

"I'm also interested in the moment when you're alone with yourself when you're in that animal moment.

"Bathroom fittings represent that for me in that they are a ritual but also a luxury when it comes to separating us from animals."

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