These Are Literally The Sweetest Murals You've Ever Seen

Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller has found a new use for sugar, and it's got nothing to do with dessert. Using a technique quite similar to the way decorative icing is piped onto a cake, Miller replicated ancient mosaics, historical Portuguese tiles and decorative street art — all in a water-soluble medium.

Beyond the novelty of being edible street art, the imagery in Miller's work — which has been installed in Brazil, among other former sugar hubs — is a direct reference to the once-booming sugar industry and the slave trade that fuelled it. [Inhabitat]

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