Sunday, 13 January 2013

Did you know that.... Sculptures can be made out of butter? right butter.
I also didnt even know that such existed until I saw a documentary about it on tv so I decided to share this with you.

Butter sculptures have been existence the 16th century but the first publicized butter sculpture is the DREAMING LOLANTHE by Caroline Shawk Brooks depicting Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine, the heroine of Henrik Hertz's play King Rene's daughter.

Dreaming Lolanthe was kept cool with ice from below it.

Butter sculptures are mostly seen in the United States at their state fairs. Iowa state for example celebrated 100th year of its butter cow sculpture in December 2011 and it has somehow become the icon of that state especially during its annual fairs. This Cow sculptures is usually 5 1/2 ft high and 8 ft long (thats huge).

For the sculptors its like living in the refridgerator while making this wonderful pieces so as to keep them intact.

I would really love to see something like this in Nigeria soon but I guess our weather might be an obstacle.

Gotta go now.

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