Woman recreates 'Last Supper' with laundry lint

275x250.jpg A US woman has created a 14ft long replica of Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'… using lint from her tumble drier. Really.

Michigan-based artist Laura Bell says she had to do almost 800 hours of laundry to create enough lint for the reproduction of the masterpiece, and spent another 200 hours putting it together.

She began the seven-month project to compete in 'ArtPrize 2010' and says she was inspired to produce the 14-foot-long, 4-foot tall work after seeing other lint-based art-works.

To get the right colours, Bell bought towels in the colours that she wanted to use and then washed and dried them separately because laundromat lint isn't a suitable art medium. We're sorry if you think this it too much of a fluff piece.
275x250.jpg Speaking of the response her work - which has been snapped up by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! It - Bell said:  "For some people, it’s a very spiritual experience.

"Others are simply amazed at what someone could do with basic laundry lint."

After selling the odd artwork for an undisclosed fee, Bell decided to treat herself by buying a new washer and dryer.

Edward Meyer, Ripley’s VP of Exhibits and Archives, said: "It is the largest lint art piece we have ever seen, and obviously the image is so iconic, we simply had to add it to our collection."

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Photo Credit: Anthony Scipio, Ripley Entertainment, Inc

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