Bait/Trap

 

Bait/Trap: 2005  80x44x44” hard candy and steel

A collaboration: Jennifer Lynn Stewart Watson and David Page

Reinforced radial claw-like steel plates sandwich a large piece of candy.

Pressure is maintained via a large central wing-nut, periodically adjusted as the candy deforms as a result of moisture and heat.

A stop atop the threaded rod, bearing the wing-nut prevents the piece from being disassembled, thwarting would-be vandals, mischief-makers and scavengers.

The steel plates measure 44” in diameter. The candy weighs approximately 500 pounds, made from corn syrup and sugar.

Hard candy, cooking and casting: Ms. Watson.

Steel claws and hardware, manipulation and fabrication: Mr. Page

Sturdy but elegant concrete pedestal: The City of Baltimore (thanks city!)