Friday, January 14, 2011

A Copy of a Masterpiece Done in Lint

You won't find this medium at art supply stores. Lint. The versatile medium of choice for artists! Yes, that's right. According to NPR, a Michigan woman has re-created Da Vinci's Last Supper in lint from her clothes dryer.

A few facts about Laura Bell's linty project:

  • It took Laura 7 months to collect enough lint to begin The Lint Supper, I mean The Last Supper.
  • Laura bought towels all the same color, washed and dried them separately to get enough lint. 
  • Orange towels the right shade were the hardest color to find to get lint the right shade.
  • Laura's finished masterpiece is 14 by 4 inches and took her 200 hours to complete.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not bought Laura's finished lint painting for their collection!
Okay, so maybe I should start visiting laundromats, gathering up bags full of lint and selling it online. Think of all the Lint Elvis's there would be collecting dust in the rec room. At least the dust wouldn't show


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