A few weeks ago, we noticed that our new local gourmet grocery store offered a wide variety of custom-colored M&Ms, in bulk. Nora and Greta decided that we absolutely *must* build a gingerbread house.
Of course, *just* a gingerbread house wouldn’t do. It would be a museum. And the museum couldn’t be an ordinary, Parthenon-shaped affair. It must have an entirely new and unique design. The result is an asymmetrical architectural “masterpiece,” with four external walls for displaying reproductions of works of art in M&Ms. Here is the process, in pictures:
Assembly, with full-scale architectural model
Work begins in earnest
Meanwhile, Jim’s metal band is rehearsing upstairs
The first artwork is completed!
Model for Nora’s wall
Nora also reproduced “Dot” from Sunday in the Park on the small extra wing of her work.
Greta used this small extra space to reproduce Sargent’s Madame X
Dave’s wall, with legend
Original model for Dave’s wall
Greta’s wall, with legend
Original for Greta’s wall
Original for Jim’s wall (see also this blog post)
Finally, a 360-degree video of the completed museum:
Bonus Xmas pix: