2007 - The Yoga Lady - ChocoVienna 2007, Austria

October 01st, 2007 • Permanent Link

Gerhard produced this life-size sculpture of a woman trying to achieve a yoga position exclusively for the Choco Vienna 2007 event.

130 kg of chocolate were crafted in 120 working hours into an impressive, one-of-a-kind sculpture. As part of Vienna’s 8th annual “Lange Nacht der Museen” (an open house gala of the city’s museums), Gerhard worked on the sculpture live on location at the Palais Niederösterreich. Several of the children visiting the Palais had the opportunity to assist the master in his craft and try their hand at perfecting this work of art.

The finished sculpture inspired the admiration of visitors of all ages and won a laugh from many onlookers, not only because the figure represented a somewhat plump lady, but also because it was a contradiction in itself, due to the athletic position and the fact that the woman is made of chocolate (does chocolate make you fat?).