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Sofitel Macau hosts art exhibition with parisian artist's edible art

The Parisian artist Dorothee Selz has been showcasing her unique art in the lobby of the Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16. The art exhibition featured the "Edible Sculpture" last month, a colourful 2.3 meter-high dragon-like sculpture made out of sweets, fresh and dried fruit, and bamboo skewers that represented the culture integration in Macau.

Sofitel Macau hosts art exhibition with parisian artist's edible art

Guests staying at the Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 last month were treated to a unique art exhibition that allowed them to eat the artwork.

The art exhibition showcased the work of the Parisian artist Dorothee Selz, who created the "Edible Sculpture" which could be shared and enjoyed by all.

The creator and artist, Dorothee Selz, explained:

"The concept behind this idea is to create a visual thing that you can taste and, above all, that can be shared among all the people."

The colourful 2.3-metre-high and 6.8-metre-long structure weighed 170 kg and resembled a dragon-like figure coated in sugar. Made of fresh and dried fruit from the East and West, gummy sweets and two thousand bamboo skewers, the sculpture was enjoyed by visitors of all ages, who were invited to eat and interact with each other.

At the top of the curvy sculpture, the word "Poetry" was written in Chinese, English, Portuguese and French, representing the idea of togetherness and the cultural integration that is a defining feature of Macau.

The incredible piece of art took more than 56 hours to make over the course of a week, and the exhibition was supported by the Macau Foundation, Sofitel Macau, and the Alliance Française of Macau.

Macau is a small peninsula on mainland China that is separated from Hong Kong by the Pearl River Delta. Formerly a Portuguese overseas territory until 1999, Macau is known as the "Las Vegas of Asia" due to the famous Cotai Strip with its huge stretch of casinos and lavish malls, and the state generates more revenue than Las Vegas.

Famous for its gambling and casinos, Macau is also home the new Studio City, a US$3.2 billion casino and entertainment resort that opened in October 2015 and has attracted famous faces including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro.

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