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Around the 450 Moon Phases in Cookies


The Moon may be made of cheese or so we believed when we were small but for art student Yona Lee the moon is made of cookies. She titled her art project as “Yummy Moon” and used delectable cookies to represent the 450 phases of the lunar cycle. And she and her friends got to eat some of the cookies too.

The cookies are strategically placed on a black backdrop. Her creative lunar progression chart was part of her final thesis for the School of Visual Arts in Brooklyn. She explains:

“When I started this project, there was simple questions which triggered me to do this. When we grow up, why we lose our own imagination and curiosity? Why do we stop paying attention to the little sound of our heart? Because I remember the time when I was young, I was playing with sand and I was imagining the sand is rice, sand is fork and sand is dish something like that. I could imagine everything from it. However, at some point, I found that people stop calling sand as rice anymore when they grow up. They said sand is just sand…so I reconsidered an object through imagination and curiosity, to give it a voice.” 

What kind of art would you create with cookies?