Deborah Margo is a Canadian artist whose show, Castings, just finished. I came upon these partially dissolved candies in a room of the gallery where Deborah and her daughter had arranged them all over the floor. Alive with layers and organic-looking growths, they immediately beg to be handled. Luckily, I was with one of Margo's friends who said, "You're allowed to touch them, you know."
Too bad I couldn't figure out what they were. "Jawbreakers!," my friend cried triumphantly. Seems Margo placed several giant Okeydokes in a bowl of water and left it on top of her fridge for a while. The result? Toothsome, palm-sized pieces of art.
Photos taken by David Barbour for the Ottawa Art Gallery.