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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Big Love Revisited with Cheesecake

These fantastic mini-cheesecakes are from the so-cute-I-could-eat-it-with-a-spoon Hungry Happenings blog, discovered on my latest time-sucking activity, They reminded me of one of my posts from last year, and I decided I needed to revisit my friend, the talented, the hilarious Chase Key from right here in Winston-Salem. In his honor, I plan to make them with the words "Eat Me" written on them, although it loses some of the humor when atop something actually edible. Click here for the recipe.

Artist Chase Key with his sculpture installation
"Eat Your Hearts Out" at Urban Artware, 2011

Chase is a local artist on a grand scale. Perhaps you remember seeing or reading in the Winston-Salem Journal about his mammoth Moravian candle display at Konnoak Hills Moravian Church (click here for the article). I was thrilled to meet Chase at Urban Artware. A Winston-Salem native, Chase recently returned to Winston-Salem after receiving an art degree from Eastern Carolina University. Chase describes his work as "sculpture that promotes happiness and will make you laugh. Taking cues from the Greats such as Claes Oldenburg and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, my work is of the Pop persuasion and is mostly designed with site-specific intentions. While I love a white-box gallery, I'm most passionate about designing fun, meaningful, and appropriately witty large-scale artworks...."

His jumbo conversation hearts spoke to me, so I bought a purple one for myself! (It hangs in the kitchen as opposed to the bedroom to be more appropriate for the little folks.) You can get your own for only $32 at the Green Bean Coffeehouse in Greensboro, NC!

Most recently, Key collaborated with artist Millicent Greason to create "Super Size", a larger-than-life sized burger and fries (below). Thank you for supporting local artists and thanks in advance to anyone who makes me a cheesecake!

Giant Crayola in black also by Chase Key


  1. Thanks for this great article Kristi :)