Seattle-based sculptor Mike Leavitt discovered an ingenious
side-business in creating custom wedding cake figurines. Hand-carved
from photographs provided by the bride and groom, Leavitt would sculpt
miniature versions of the couples, making a playful turn on tradition
and immortalizing the partners as sculpture. Real Love, at M Modern
, celebrates gay marriage in this collection of famous same-sex
partnerships. The show opens on Saturday October 3rd beginning at 7PM.

Leavitt's miniature clay figurines depict couples like Ellen
DeGeneres & Portia DeRossi, Susan Sontag & Annie Liebovitz,
Jack Twist & Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain), Siegfried &
Roy, and Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenburg. Other famous pairs
include John & Yoko, Barack & Michelle, and Brad &
Angelina. Gay or straight, all of these cake topper couples have
endured through the immaterial trials of the public eye. A big
celebration of Real Love is packed into Leavitt’s little people paired
in wedlock.

M Modern Gallery
2500 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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