Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” has been recreated with laundry lint by an amateur artist from Michigan.
Laura Bell of Roscommon collected lint from her dryer to create a 4-foot tall, 14-foot-long reproduction. According to reports, Bell needed around 800 hours to do enough laundry to get the lint, and about 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,” AP reported.
Laura was inspired to recreate one of the greatest masterpieces of all time after seeing other lint-based art-works. She began the project to compete in ‘ArtPrize 2010.’
Ripley’s Believe It or Not plans to put the linting on sale in one of is museums. Ripley’s VP of Exhibits and Archives, Edward Meyer said that Bell’s work was the largest lint art piece they have ever seen, and that the image was so iconic. “We simply had to add it to our collection.”
Laura Bell said: “For some people, it’s a very spiritual experience. Others are simply amazed at what someone could do with basic laundry lint.”