This Giant BLT sculpture
is composed of nineteen separate parts. The bread, olive, bacon, lettuce, and tomato are made of vinyl
stuffed with kapok
, and the toothpick is made of wood. Each time it is shown in an exhibition, the parts of the sandwich must be put together, just like making a real sandwich! When it is being installed, the curator
works with the art handlers
to make the sandwich. They often have a conversation about how the sandwich will be made—what goes on the bread first, and how to layer the bacon, lettuce, and tomato.