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Artist creates 10-foot candy sculpture at abandoned East Baltimore warehouse

Artist creates 10-foot candy sculpture at abandoned East Baltimore warehouse

After 20 years of traveling and living outside of Baltimore, contemporary artist Matthew Gray has returned to his hometown with a fairly unique piece — a 10-foot tall, multicolored candy prism that sits among a dilapidated warehouse in East Baltimore.

Gray created the sticky sculpture by cooking a mixture of 282 pounds of water, 2,520 pounds of corn syrup, 4,872 pounds of cane sugar, and various scents and flavors to mold the sweet artwork, entitled “God Bless the Child.”

On Feb. 17, he transferred the piece to a former warehouse on 2200 Aisquith St., which was affected by a 2014 three-alarm fire, according to a 2014 Baltimore Sun article. For Gray, the location, which he...

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