The subject matter, the contents, thoughts, ideas and inspirations usually get materialised and become works of art.The Bible made of edible wafer paper and printed with food colours tries just the opposite approach: the contents of The Bible are incorporated/absorbed by consuming/eating them.
In The Bible itself is given a similar hint: i.e. in Ezekiel 3, verse 2 and 3: "So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. He said to me, 'Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.' Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth."A similar notion of "the embodiment" of the Spoken Word can be found in The Concise Dictionary of German Superstitions (De Gruyter Publishing House), where the medieval conventions are described: the fathers spoke the Lord's Prayer in the mouths of babies, so that they were raised in a devout and pious manner, just as if the words in their bodies wandered as long as they converted into faith.
Especially children react intuitively to this idea by wanting to eat all illustrations where the angels appear, wanting thus at any case to continuously carry their guardian angels inside their bodies.
Also, certain letters or excerpts from The Book of Genesis are enthusiastically eaten with the request: "I'd like a piece of Paradise!"
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Objekt, wafer paper, eatable ink and fondant, 2014