Huge candy carpet by Craig & Karl

The artists Craig & Karl created a nearly 14,000 square foot installation made from 13 tonnes of candy pieces as part of the ‘Sweet as One’ exhibition in Chengdu, China.

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This huge colorful carpet made of candy aims to celebrate the Chinese New Year in a festive and celebratory way.

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The exhibition was curated by Hong Kong creative studio AllRightsReserved to bring awareness to the plight of underprivileged children in rural areas. The artwork within the candy carpet encompasses a variety of symbology, from blooming flowers which symbolize good luck to stylized pandas, Chengdu being their ‘hometown’.

“The artists Craig & Karl created a nearly 14,000 square foot installation made from 13 tonnes of candy pieces”  Huge candy carpet by Craig & Karl Huge candy carpet by Craig Karl arts and crafts i lobo you4

“The artists Craig & Karl created a nearly 14,000 square foot installation made from 13 tonnes of candy pieces”  Huge candy carpet by Craig & Karl Huge candy carpet by Craig Karl arts and crafts i lobo you5

The candy carpet stretches 607 feet long by 23 feet wide. Small squares were filled with single colored candy and these squares were built upon to establish a grid that was used to create and execute the artwork.

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“The artists Craig & Karl created a nearly 14,000 square foot installation made from 13 tonnes of candy pieces”  Huge candy carpet by Craig & Karl Huge candy carpet by Craig Karl arts and crafts i lobo you8

Over 2,000 volunteers meticulously assembled the entire piece by hand over 5 days. Organizers plan to donate meals and the candy from the installation to the under privileged.

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