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Artist creates stunning sculpture of popular British landmark – using only sugar

A huge sculpture of the legendary Tower Bridge in London was created – made entirely of sugar.

The stunning work of art of one of Britain’s most beloved landmarks has been painstakingly assembled using over 25kg of sugar – the equivalent of nearly 100,000 calories.

Unlike the original, which took eight years to build, the stunning replica took over 150 hours to construct and includes elements such as the twin towers and outdoor walkway.

The sculpture features finely crafted windows, doors and hanging rods and is almost two and a half feet tall.

Artist Michelle Wibowo first studied the architecture of the bascule and suspension bridges and sketched designs of the various elements before building the nation’s most popular bridge.

The sculpture was commissioned by Kellogg’sas part of its “Reductive Art Exhibition – A Tale of Salt and Sugar” to demonstrate its commitment to reducing the salt and sugar in its grain by 18 percent and 23 percent, respectively, over the past 10 years.

Wibowo said: “The idea of ​​an exhibition with works made entirely of salt and sugar sounded really exciting, so I jumped at the chance to create this piece for the exhibition.

“It was really fascinating to explore the design history surrounding Tower Bridge, which surprisingly isn’t as old as some people might think.

“I hope people will enjoy taking a closer look at the sculpture when visiting the exhibition and discovering some details of the real bridge.”

The free exhibition, which will take place in London and Paris, opens on September 8th and 9th at gallery@oxo.

Open for a limited time, the one-of-a-kind experience includes a variety of sugar and salt sculptures, salt sketches, and salt animations.

These were created by a number of well known artists including Quentin Devine, Gala Bell, Bashir Sultani and Tim Simpson.

A spokesman for the cereal brand added of the exhibition: “We’re committed to helping people make healthier choices in the morning and we wanted to create a really visual expression of that and that’s how our Reductive Art exhibition was born.

“Over the past decade, we’ve worked hard to continually improve our recipes, ultimately giving people more of what they want and less of what they don’t.

“We are pleased that we have reduced the salt and sugar content in all of our cereals, while eliminating the use of artificial sweeteners, ultimately maintaining the great taste of our products that our customers know and love.”

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