Lollipops and Marshmallows: Using visually stimulating common American candy to simplify complex life events. Dinner parties, scouting, weddings, dental visits, abuse of power and law, shopping etc. are all explored and deconstructed to reveal the essential elements of our actions in the American culture. Hope Gonsoulin was raised on the westbank of New Orleans and graduated from Louisiana State University. She is an accomplished mother of five and has hosted six international students. Rearing her children to become educated and responsible young adults has been her life's work while always keeping her hands active in fine arts and art education.