I missed this terrific customized Max Toy Co mini Eyezon by Daniel Goffin when it came out a couple weeks ago, but better late than never, right? The limited edition of ten pieces sold out very quickly (congrats, Daniel!), but we can immortalize the moment virtually. Mark Nagata had this to say about Daniel’s handiwork: “Daniel Goffin has created a fantastic vision of a clear Eyezon with internal guts.” Let’s talk about those guts.
Daniel used food grade silicon molds and cast those candy-colored guts using isomalt sugar substitute and a glazing agent. He then wrapped each piece in food-grade mylar plastic and inserted it into the clear vinyl figure. This is not the first time Daniel has dabbled in “edible” art toys. Last year, he experimented with isomalt in his very clever “tiniest blind box series,” Metamorphin.
Here’s what Daniel says about this project:
I think it is necessary to educate people about the potentially toxic nature of vinyl gases. On the other hand many people eat a lot of unhealthy food on a daily basis. They are candy guts but it is also an art project that plays with the temptation of consumption.
Daniel is currently studying in India, and he can be found on Twitter at @danielgoffin. I vow to watch his work more closely so as not to miss another innovative release!