Media artist Persia Tatar von Huddleston boldly proclaims to worship at the altar of the holy trinity of art, fashion and food. (You might see what grabbed my attention…food/art/fashion!) As a digital marketer and lifelong candy lover, she’s had the idea of creating a chocolate Jesus sculpture since she was a child, growing up in a religious community. It took decades, but she’s turned that idea into a reality.
With the help of co-creator and chocolatier Jean-Francois Bonnet, a French pastry chef turned chocolatier and owner of Tumbador Chocolates in Brooklyn, they embarked on a successful Kickstarter campaign that launched their edible art.
After the success of their first sculpture, Ms. Tatar von Huddleston enlisted her artist husband’s help and have designed a new sculpture, Venus of Willendorf. The 4.3” tall, 30,000 year old goddess found in Austria has been replicated in dark chocolate. Maybe too beautiful to eat?!!?