Coal Comforts is a pop-up art "bakery" in which the familiar-looking treats on offer are not what they appear— they're inedible simulacra made of ash from burned coal.

Coal Comforts is a pop-up art "bakery" in which the familiar-looking treats on offer are not what they appear— they're inedible simulacra made of ash from burned coal.

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Coal Comforts was made possible by the generous support of its backers on Kickstarter.

Each item in the "bakery" was cast from the real thing, and can be purchased here with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Citizens Climate Lobby.

This is about climate change. 

Coal power has never been "clean" and continuing to mine and burn it causes irreparable harm to frontline communities and accelerates climate change. The current administration wants to prop up this outmoded industry without regard to the known consequences. As we have seen, nostalgia is a powerful tool—it can make what is familiar seem wholesome and innocuous, as "American as apple pie." But like the sweet treats we might find in an old-fashioned bakery, a little dirty energy might look like a harmless enough indulgence, but our global consumption patterns will be our undoing. Put simply, we can't have our cake and eat it too.

Read more about it on Hyperallergic here.

photo: Gulnara Samoilova

photo: Gulnara Samoilova

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