Sugar, like salt, is a preservative and was traditionally used to maintain fruits so they would last through the winter months. Taking this idea and adding an ironic twist, I’ve used the most sentimental symbol, the love heart and conserved this solid silver version in sugar. Besides its sweetness, it protects and also evokes the nostalgic feelings many have for historical silver.

Material   Sterling Silver, Sugar (by Natalie Smith)
Dimensions   9 x 9 x 3cm
Year   2014
Location   Private Collection USA