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Ficus Interfaith


We love jelly beans. Introduced in 1976, the eight original jelly bean flavors include Very Cherry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Lemon, Licorice and Grape. Today, the Very Cherry flavor still reigns supreme as the favorite flavor for all ages in the United States. There was a short period of time (1998-2003) when Buttered Popcorn jelly beans won the popular vote. These are some of our “Dream Jelly Beans” as well as a template for anyone to imagine and illustrate their own dream jelly bean flavors.


FICUS INTERFAITH is a collaboration between Ryan Bush (b. 1990, Colorado) and Raphael Martinez Cohen (b. 1989, New York City).

Their work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Deli Gallery, New York; in lieu, Los Angeles; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Prairie, Chicago, IL; among others including Noplace at P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York, NY and In Practice: Total Disbelief at SculptureCenter, Queens, NY. In 2018, they were artists in residence at 2727 California Street, Berkeley, CA and Shandaken: Storm King, NY and in 2022, they were visiting artists at Longform at Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI.

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