Thursday, January 14, 2010

Holy toast

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I guess that everybody in the UK has heard about this – it was in all the papers today and widely covered on the radio and the telly. But I reckon it deserves a wider audience so I’m pleased to present to you this amazing and unique work of art!
Artist Adam Sheldon switched his electric toaster to maximum power to produce one hundred and fifty three slices of burnt toast. He then dried them out, flattened them and mounted them in a six feet high frame. Armed just a knife he set about scratching and scraping the toast. A few hours later a remarkable picture appeared.



Click on pic to enlarge

His depiction of the crucifixion of Christ is now on display in the Church of St Peter, in Great Limber, Lincolnshire.
There is of course a degree of symbolism in his choice of ‘canvas’, since bread is used in the Anglican Church to represent the body of Christ. The piece has gained the title Holy Toast and it’s even been pointed out that Christ rose from the bread!
Provided that the resident mice and birds don’t make a meal of it, it should remain on display for the next two weeks.

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7 comments:

  1. Peoples ability to construct such wonderful art from the simplest of things is remarkable.

    Have a great weekend Kiddo

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  2. Oh my that's amazing. That's must have taken ages and toasted bread can break easily

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