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Best Overstuffed Art: "Dead Souls Cake"

"Dead Souls Cake"
click to enlarge "Dead Souls Cake" - HAILEY BOLLINGER
Hailey Bollinger
"Dead Souls Cake"

First, stir up the imagination of artist Bill Ross. Then, layer four carloads of stuffed animals over an 8-foot-high frame. Fill the inside with video featuring creepy birthday celebrations and clips from Night of the Living Dead. Top it off with 3-foot electric candles, and you have the recipe for “Dead Souls Cake. The soft sculpture from Ross and photographer Bob Scheadler served as the centerpiece of The Art of Food at The Carnegie in Covington in February. Attendees who stepped inside were as googly-eyed as the bears and bunnies that made up the frosting. The one-night-only event left fans wondering what would become of the leftover dessert, but thankfully Felsenhaus242 gallery in the former Felsenbrau brewery building has literally taken the cake, putting it on permanent display. Sweeeet! Felsenhaus242, 242 W. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine, felsenhaus242.com.