Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on December 28th, 2003, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Maurice Bennett – supposedly New Zealand’s most renowned artist, The Toastman – makes portraits from toast. The portraits require many thousands of slices of bread, toasted to different tones to create skin highlights and shadow. They measure many metres in height and width, and are displayed as billboards or in public spaces, best viewed from a distance. Portraits are of such folks as Elvis, Dame Edna and Mona Lisa, and there are also other artistic and sculpural creations made out of the breakfast staple.

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