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Chocolate Art

The Emergence of
South
American
Writing
From Khipu knots to
Mayan
hieroglyphs,
Gerhard
demonstrates in
masterful
artistry that
even the human
body can be
transformed into
a stunning living
sculpture.
Believe
it or Not
But all of these sculptures
are made of Chocolate….
Mmmmmmmmm!!!
Composition 1
This sculpture deals with the
cubistic presentation of objects,
figures, etc. using lines and the
resulting shadow play of light and
dark.
True Love
This piece is dedicated to true love. The milk
chocolate faces of two lovers appear within the
white chocolate heart and peer into the future
with warmth and harmony. The carefully hand-
piped ornaments applied to the background
seem delicate and frail beside the solid
background form. It is precisely this
contradiction that depicts the two faces of love
itself: strength and durability on the one hand
and fragility on the other.
The back side of the piece was also
adorned with ornaments. Just as ivy
slowly grows along a wall through
the years, branches and forks appear
within a relationship with time. The
stable foundation grows and
expands, giving people a sense of
security during more difficult times.
Ferrari Horse
Gerhard explores
the cult brand
„Ferrari“ with
this chocolate
horse and adds
his own sweet
touch to the
ultimate status
symbol.
Actual Jeep, one of 7
covered with chocolate
for "Sweetest Day the
Jeep Way", Cleveland,
OH, 10/07
"Chocolate Barn"
Sweetwater County Fair
Rock Springs, WY, August 2004
Dragon
This striking portrayal of the
Chinese dragon, with its
sharp claws and jagged
snarl could almost strike
fear into viewers, making
them forget for a moment
that the object is really a
sweet, edible sculpture
made of chocolate. The
graceful s-form, which
glides through the figure
from head to tail, is
accentuated by the sharp
outline of the spine and
the threatening jaws. The
dragon, mythical symbol
of luck, becomes reality
for just a moment. This
masterfully sculpted work
is 100% chocolate,
created entirely without
the help of reinforcement,
defies static laws and
The Incan
Gerhard dedicates this
monumental piece,
composed of two heads, to
the high cultures of Egypt
and Mexico. These
cultures set new standards
in sculpturing in their
times that still inspire awe
today. Gerhard’s
interpretation of the visual
elements of both cultures
is based on a modernized
style of carving lines and
edges and the resulting
effects of light and
shadow.
The Water Jug
For this portrayal of
Hellenistic everyday life, in
which a woman carries
water from the village
well, Gerhard chose white
chocolate as a reminder of
the Greek sculptural arts
in white marble. Gerhard
departs from the lined,
edgy depiction style used
for other sculptures to
bring out the soft form of
the female figure. This
carving technique creates
an allusion not only to the
culture of antiquity, but to
the femininity of the
object as well. The woman
in this portrayal is not only
a symbol of life, but serves
the development of
humanity in her role as a
carrier of water.
Aphrodite
New life is breathed into
a classical figure,
the Greek goddess
of beauty, using
varying casting and
spraying techniques
and three different
types of chocolate.
Life-size butter & chocolate sculpture
of Milton Hershey and cows,
for the Pennsylvania State Farm
The Chocolate
Woman
German television
station PRO7
presented
Gerhard with
an exciting
challenge when
they requested
that he carve a
life-size woman
from a massive
block of
chocolate
within 48 hours
– in front of
rolling
cameras.
"Chocolate Stegasaurus"
Sponsored by Academy of Natural
Sciences, Philadelphia, PA,
and Hershey's Chocolate
Liberty Place, Philadelphia June 2004
Banana Split Of Chocolate
Turkey Made Of Chocolate
Peking Duck made
Of cheese & chocolate.
Chocolate Picture Frame
Friends
When using this marbling
technique, the sculpture’s
form is determined by the
flow of brown and white
chocolates, meaning that
Gerhard does not know how
the finished sculpture will look
when he begins carving.
Eye of Ra
The Eye of Ra, a symbol of
enlightenment, is one of
Gerhard’s early works. Here
he experiments with marbling
technique and the harmony of
shapes and lines. Each line
used to create the eye is self-
contained and endless.
Advertising Column
This spectacular work using chocolate
and an advertising column in Graz’s
City Park tells the story of humanity,
its creativity and its connectedness,
using multiple dimensions to represent
various interrelated aspects of
civilization throughout time and space.

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