Oxo cubes

BBC News: Gravy train to success for artist.

A Tyneside artist has followed in the footsteps of Andy Warhol by using a well-known kitchen brand name to create a work of art.  Paul Birdsall, from Newcastle, has crafted four sculptures using nothing more than Oxo cubes.  The crumbly brown cubes, silver foil wrapping and outer cardboard packaging are the only materials the 27-year-old artist uses.  Among his creations are wine bottles, Christmas pudding, and a teddy bear.  Mr Birdsall shaped the small square cubes, which come in three shades of brown depending on the flavour, into a pudding and topped it with green outer packaging in the shape of holly leaves.  Hundreds of the shiny silver wrapped cubes have been crafted into the shape of a champagne bottle, while the square cardboard boxes the cubes are packaged in were used to build a robot.

Go and see the sculptures.  What Briton didn't play with the Oxo cube boxes when they were a child?  I never got to play with the cubes though.

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