Friday, January 14, 2011

Odd News Friday: Woman Recreates DaVinci's Last Supper Using Dryer Lint

Quite interesting (note - the picture here is the original, not the recreation):
Maybe this will give all of you inspiration to meticulously separate your laundry: Laura Bell of Roscommon, Michigan used lint from her dryer to make a 14' by 4' reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.

The AP reports:
Bell says she needed about 800 hours to do enough laundry to get the lint, and 200 hours to recreate the mural. She bought towels of the colors she wanted and laundered them separately to get the right shades of lint.
The people at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! were so impressed they bought it for their collection. According to their press release, Bell started her masterpiece in 2009 and it took some experimenting to get it just right:
Bell says she spent seven months saving the lint from her own dryer, but the problem was it was usually the same color. She tried laundromat lint, but it was always shades of gray and full of dog hair.
Continue Reading.
-Click here for a picture of the Lint Supper.
-It was bought by Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

1 comment:

Mike in CT said...

Just.

Why.

Why.