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Yozo Meng
40g Sugar +/-
Yozo Meng
40g Sugar +/-

Yozo Meng has tasted all kinds of sweets from many countries, which is undoubtedly a treasure of the world. Sugar is an important source of energy in people’s daily life. However, a large number of sweets are addictive because of this sugar and often leads to many health problems such as obesity, accelerated ageing, and heart disease.

Sugar is indispensable in Meng’s life. With his growing demand for sugar, he realised the seriousness of the problem. His project shows what the healthy intake standard of sugar is, the pulling relationship between candy and swallowing, and emphasises the importance of balance.

The whole work focuses on balance and restriction. The ‘Sugar hand’ and human hand pull each other with the neck to maintain balance. The shape of the chain gives a sense of captivity and its location, being stuck on the throat, inhibits swallowing. The brooch on the chest can swing and visually emphasises the importance of balance again.

1.40g Sugar+-. Sugar, brass, gold leaf, resin.20.05.2021 – YUZHAO MENG
13.5cm*12.5cm*23cm. Human hands and sugar hands control the balance on the neck. Control people's desire to eat sugar by pulling.
2.40g Sugar+-. Brass.20.05.2021 – YUZHAO MENG
12cm*3cm*7cm. This is a swingable brooch design. Emphasize the importance of balance. Emphasize the impact of 40g sugar intake on life.
3.40g Sugar+-. Sugar, brass, gold leaf, resin.20.05.2021 – YUZHAO MENG
13.5cm*12.5cm*30cm. The brooch and the necklace are connected together. This will have a stronger swing.
4.40g Sugar+-. Sugar, brass, gold leaf, resin.20.05.2021 – YUZHAO MENG
5cm*6cm*5cm. The sugar hands are made of sugar, gold leaf, brass and resin. The resin protects the sugar hand from melting, the gold leaf adds the food flavor of the sugar hand, and the brass wrist is connected to the tail of the sugar hand.
5.40g Sugar+-. Sugar, brass, gold leaf, resin.20.05.2021 – YUZHAO MENG
Emphasize the impact of 40g sugar intake on life. There is a rivet design on the back of the necklace, which will allow the necklace to be opened and closed at will. The necklace is stuck at the top of the throat to inhibit swallowing.