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Zhenne Wood
 
 
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake, Zhenne Wood at Donna Seager Gallery   Caramel Florentine Cake, Zhenne Wood at Donna Seager Gallery   Caramel Florentine Cake, side view, Zhenne Wood at Donna Seager Gallery   Cacao Chantilly Lace Cake, Zhenne Wood at Donna Seager Gallery   Tableaux des Gateaux, Zhenne Wood at Donna Seager Gallery   Chocolate Raspberry Creme Cake, Zhenne Wood at Donna Seager Gallery    
 
 

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake, Zhenne Wood at Donna Seager Gallery
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake
Original creations of fabric, beads & sequins. One of a kind, signed and dated on bottom of cake.
Handmade & handsewn, each gateau has a reversible caketop and room inside for treasures.


Zhenne Wood

Zhenne Wood is a culinary artist who works magic with needle and thread.. She needs no oven to perform the alchemy that manifests as luscious tea and dessert cakes, mouthwatering cupcakes and assorted chocolate temptations. The heat comes from her passion and her churning creative juices. Her medium is fine fabrics—including velvets and silks, laces and shantung; and bijou in the form of vintage glass beads, shimmering sequins and more.

These one-of-a-kind works definitely look good enough to eat. She passes a magnifying glass that reveals intricate stitching and minute seed beads invisible to the naked eye. Wood works day and night. Her art is time-consuming. All-consuming. And as inspiring to her as to those who discover her and collect her work. “I must have more than 1,000 pieces floating around in the world,” she says with some satisfaction.

She studied art at college in Southern California, then dabbled in various disciplines, from design to ceramics. One day, after moving to Oakland in 1986, she decided to make a doll for a friend’s daughter when she couldn’t find one to buy that she liked. That was the start of her fabric art. “It was remarkable,” she says. “I realized I had found my ideal means of expression. I could combine my interest in history, costume, design, traditions, storytelling, hat-making, shoe design.” All these went into a range of lavish ornamental collector dolls that were quickly featured in craft magazines.
From dolls, she went to bon-bons and cakes and cupcakes! You can see an array of new works in the gallery

 



 

     
 
 
 
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