Cristiam Ramos, 32, a Florida-based artist dey create portraits of celebrities like Marylin Monroe, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj out of thousands of sweets. “Eye candy” na the expression wey the artist don give a new meaning.
The Mexican artist dey use Gummy Bears, liquorice, M&M’s, bubble gum and after dinner mints to craft colorful portraits of various celebrities.
This guy fit dey use at least 5,000 individual sweets to design em tasty artworks, and his largest creation so far, a life-size candy motorcycle, na over 20,000 sweets e take do am.
Ramos yarn say em get the idea to use sweets as a medium for em art four years ago, while em dey inside one park. He saw a dad wey give em son a piece of candy to sooth em pain, and after seeing the boy smile, he realized how sweets dey make human beings happy.
He began to think “what if they saw one of their favorite artists enshrined in their favorite sweets?” Now, Cristiam Ramos’ celebrity portraits dey sell for up to $18,000, “depending on the size of the picture and amount of sweets used. Celebrities immortalized in candy by Ramos also include Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Believe it or not, there’s no paint used in any of them.”