Meattropolis, originally founded in 2079 by long term investor and business mogul Henry Percival Piddleview to create a safe living environment for his multitude of working staff. He lorded over a profitable textile industry and also had his fingers in many pies.
As the city engorged and grew, outsiders became attracted to it for it’s thriving economy and great smelling toast. He invented a new monetary exchange program in which simple land-dwellers could trade their boring, incoherent lives for those of dazzling urbanites. All they had to do was trade their lives and time for the “sylvia” a small piece of paper signifying the number of hours each person had sacrificed to the great overlord Massefeso. (Otherwise known as the giver of numbers) They replaced their earthy existence with a highly processed, plasticine replica similar in color and texture.
They were contented with this existence, trading sometimes even their entire lives to be engulfed in the Meattropolis and its luscious tendrils.
But, strangely enough as the city grew larger it began to decay. The crushing number of inhabitants pulverized the very life in the ground below their feet. The earth below them began to die and give way and whole sections of the city sank into the lifeless mire.
The mayor EMPEROR PRECINCT ADVISER OVER REGULATIONS H.M.T.L.Q. Perbert Penneysicle decided that strength in numbers and faith in the “sylvia” would win this war with the ground. He bought the finest concrete and the most advanced metals to fill the holes and rebuild the town.
Hello friends and fawns! I am building a city out of food using money awarded to by by the Dallas Museum of Art’s DeGolyer Fund and the generous donations made by friends, family, and well wishers though a Kickstarter. I am casting in plastic and fiberglass resin any and all foods and putting them together to form the buildings and all of the elements of a city. The project will end up a model, and some sort of 3d “google maps style” fly-through of the city, and will also be used as a set for creating videos. Enjoy!