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Man Builds Sweet Replicas From Sugar Cubes

Irish artist Brendan Jamison, hard at work building a replica of London's Tate Modern museum out of sugar cubes. His sweet structure will be unveiled later
this month.

Irish artist Brendan Jamison, hard at work building a replica of London's Tate Modern museum out of sugar cubes. His sweet structure will be unveiled later this month.

Monday, June 14, 2010 1:28 GMT

BELFAST, Ireland (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man in Ireland has a seriously sweet job: He builds sculptures out of sugar cubes.

Artist Brendan Jamison uses standard sugar cubes to make architecturally accurate replicas of iconic buildings.

His latest – and largest – project to date is sugary version of London’s Tate Modern museum, which took him three tireless months and 71,908 sugar cubes to complete.

Jamison admits carving the sugar cubes to fit his models is a tedious task, and only one in 10 cubes come out how he really wants.

Still, he values his unusual building blocks for their “strength” and shimmering “sparkle” in natural light.

Because he buys so much in bulk, Jamison thinks he could be single-handedly keeping the sugar cube industry in business. Just recently, he had 1.1 tons of sugar cubes delivered to his door.

Luckily, not a single cube goes wasted, since Jamison never gets the urge to eat one while sculpting. In fact, he doesn’t even take sugar in his coffee.

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