Sweet Candifornia – by Will Cotton

My first post is about the music video that’s been hovering in my mind since I started setting up this blog. It’s the video for “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, a groovy number presented in a gorgeous candy fantasyland to die for! Here’s a link to the video in case you have missed it out:

In the music video, Perry is a game piece in Candyfornia. The settings are inspired in part by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the board game Candy Land, with much of the set decorated with cupcakes, ice creams, cotton candy, and lollipops.

What I love about this video is that it brings alive a girl’s fantasy of living in a candyland. There is so much effort that’s gone into conceptualizing and creating this candyland filled with cookies and desserts and candy, makes me drool!

I was so curious to know about the making of the video that I googled and found out that the video is inspired by the work of Will Cotton, who is also the Artistic Director of the video. Will Cotton (Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.) is an American painter. His work primarily features landscapes composed of sweets, often inhabited by human subjects. His paintings are my wonderland!

Here are some of Will Cotton’s delicious paintings that make me Drool:

Hope you enjoyed this piece of inside story. More for later & Keep reading..


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