Betsy Enzensberger sculpts works that create a visceral longing and remembrance of the most nostalgic delights from childhood.
The artist uses the familiarity of those sweet treats to help us remember the simplicity, value and culture of desserts so often associated with positivity and joy.
The resin looks like candy. It appears delicious and sweet. The shiny exterior has a wet, melting quality. Her Melting series plays with the desires of everyone's inner child.
The lure of sweet, sticky popsicles artificially instills intense longing. The colorful confections practically beg to be rescued and consumed.
Enzensberger was born and raised in New York. She graduated from Tulane University in 2001 and is now a Los Angeles-based artist. She has shown with galleries domestically in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, and internationally in Hong Kong, London, Stockholm and Byron Bay, Australia. You can find her sculptures in multiple public and private art collections.