Tongue Cake

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Tongue Cake. Frank Fleming, 1972. Glazed stoneware. Lent by Ned Selfe, 12.1996.


What’s your story?

The art of Frank Fleming has been described as whimsical and intriguing. His fantastical sculptures have endless stories to tell – stories that are only limited by an individual’s imagination. For Between Fantasy and Reality, we invited you to tell us the stories of these artworks! Read on to see stories submitted by the BMA community near and far, click on a thumbnail to see larger images, and submit your story own below.

In the gallery:

This cake once was normal. Then it got blown off a table. It landed on a magical island. It started growing tongues and spikes on top. Then the cake came to life, but its legs were too small to see. The cake is as magical as a unicorn. This cake roars like a bear if you try to eat it. This is a cake you don’t want to eat.

—Grace (age 9), Birmingham, Alabama