Dark Chocolate

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(Excerpt from The Dark Chocolate Art of C. D. Aleman)

A Kokeshi Story
A Kokeshi Story

…Dark chocolate to me represents the good stuff—the nutritious, antioxidant rich form of the deliciousness derived from the seed of a cocoa tree—the best of all chocolates.  A Dark Chocolate Japan, for instance, is the Japan Westerners have fallen in love with, from Godzilla movies to anime and technology.  Although art and media can be seen as frivolous, when one culture falls in love with another, it is a testament that dark chocolate exists and we can love everything that is strange, different and exotic—the cartoons we grew up with, the ancient stories of Samurai and the Geisha, kokeshi dolls and kimonos we have admired from afar.  But no matter where we are, even if we see the less than ideal, the sugary cheap chocolate defiling our existence, dark chocolate also exists.  It does.  It does…

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