Conservatory for Confectionery Curiosities , 2008/2019
Mixed media installation
9 ft. 10 1/8 in. x 13 ft. 1 1/2 in. x 66 15/16 in. (300 x 400 x 170 cm)
Courtesy the artists and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles
Photo by Jeffrey Jenkins
A collaboration between Mark Dion and artist Dana Sherwood, this octagonal glass greenhouse is an iteration of a work originally exhibited in the Tuileries, a sixteenth-century aristocratic garden-turned-public space in Paris. Employing a building style typical of a courtly garden, the greenhouse becomes a means of displaying cast resin desserts of various sizes, shapes, and colors with insects, such beetles and flies, noticeably stuck to their surfaces.