Artist Dominic Palazzolos Cincinnati-based Culinart company creates expertly carved, original tallow sculptures made out of food grade waxes and purified animal fat for upscale cruiseliners, hotels, and country clubs.
Although animal fat doesnt seem like the most useful sculpting material, Palazzolo says the tallows texture and flexibility make it an artists dream.
Palazzolo explains, The fat combined with the waxes make a warm, shapely clay thats very easy to work with and manipulate. Once you get it to the desired shape, it hardens and makes an ideal canvas to carve details into.
The tallow is so versatile that Palazzolo has been able to create amazing masterpieces out of the chefs clay, like sculptures of The Statue Of Liberty, and Auguste Rodins classic, The Thinker.
The handmade pieces typically take Palazzolo two weeks to create, and are also available in tallow that is dyed to look like cheddar cheese or chocolate, so people can display them at fancy banquets.
And while the art looks good enough to eat, Palazzolo says you shouldnt try to nibble on the sculptures.
He explains, Theyre meant to be admired, not eaten. If you eat them, theyll go through you in a flash!
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