William Cotton is an American painter born in 1965, Melrose, Massachusetts. His primary subjects are candy and women, often sensually combined. His paintings shows baked goods such as a gingerbread house, cakes, waffles and candy that he bakes himself in a professional oven at his NY studio. Visit his website at willcotton.com
"It is a vice. I do love sugar. But I used to have other vices too. I think the other vices have just fallen by the wayside, and sugar has stepped up a little bit to take their place."- Cotton.
"In the beginning, I was looking at ad icons as a metaphor for pleasure and desire. Something that would be really universal. There's something about sweets and sugar that makes most people's eyes light up a little bit, or at least understand that it's about a kind of desire that has no place in terms of necessity. So it's just for pleasure, and that's what I was after. I wanted to make a whole place that's just about pleasure." - Cotton. Read the full interview at the99percent.com