“In a mini fridge off Judith Klausner’s Somerville living room, the 26-year-old stores the best sculptures fashioned from Oreos in America. Cynics may argue that there is little competition in the field, but they’ve not seen these marvels.
“Klausner pried off the chocolaty top wafer and used toothpicks, sewing needles, and a modeling tool to carve women’s profiles into the cream filling. The results are handsome, handcrafted, sugary-sweet cameos.
“Some things she learned: ‘Quality control really varies on the Oreos.’ The mint ones contain peanuts and mint oil ‘which makes them impossible to carve.… Gonzo brand strawberry-and-cream sandwich cookies, I think, are even worse than working with bugs.’”
Image: Anna Pinkert ’06.
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