Recipient of the Client Centred Award: Sun Studios Award and the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Bachelor of Arts (Photography) sponsored by Arten Framing.
THE JOURNEY OF CHOCOLATE is made up of seven handmade chocolate slides, each designed to create a single three-dimensional image once placed in its intended order. The idea comes from my appreciation and respect for chocolate, its origins, its story, its applications and the journey from farm to consumer. The sculpture is made of only chocolate. I created and added what I believe are the most important and relevant aspects of what makes this beautiful product. The image focuses on the farmer and is surrounded by the processes as well as the raw product in its natural environment, all of which are centred around the shape of a cacao pod. Each slide or process draws the viewer closer to the edge of the frame and themselves visually. The final image is comprised of 74 images, which are stacked to create an image that is entirely in focus, maintaining the visual information and allowing the viewer to see what the image is comprised of in great detail.
I want the viewer to see the importance of the consumer’s responsibility to create a more sustainable cacao industry, connecting them directly to the farmer and the finished consumer product.
This project is made up of the image and a behind-the-scenes book documenting what was involved in the making of the chocolate sculpture.
Anthony Hart, The Journey of Chocolate, behind-the-scenes documentation and book, 2022.