Feeding Your Dentist

(unpackaged candy, 12”x9”x22”, October 2012)

½ inch (height) = 1 billion dollars

There is a  constant struggle of mindless consumption of empty and dangerous sugars that deteriorate individuals’ health and teeth simultaneously. The relationship between sugar addiction trends and the unusual emphasis on beautiful teeth in America is represented here. This piece focuses on the way society encourages people to consume unhealthy amounts of sweets while and pay expensive dental bills in return, feeding a multi-billion dollar industry.

22 pounds of candy are shown in real form, showing the actual amount of candy the average American consumes in one year. The height shows the amount of money that America as a country spends on dental care in one year.