Laura Bell, a Midwestern bizarro-world version of Martha Stewart, took her fondness for domestic chores to a whole new level. Bell entered a competition for the Grand Rapids ArtPrize in 2010 that is making headlines across the Internet. After meticulously cleaning her drier’s lint trap after each load for months, she accumulated a bouquet of jewel-toned lint colors perfect for arts and crafts projects. Then, naturally, she used her lint to recreate Leonardo Da Vinci‘s famous Last Supper painting of Jesus and his hungry disciples.
Dryer Lint Last Supper Art Piece Sells For $12,000
Though she didn’t win the ArtPrize competition (those judges must be blind, I tell you!), Bell got the last laugh. The ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!‘ Museum bought her massive dryer lint Last Supper art piece for $12,000!
Not bad, lady. Not bad. The Ripley’s website has several pictures of the 14 ft x 4 ft dryer lint Last Supper masterpiece. I can’t say it’s as cool as Chewbacca’s Last Supper, but hey, to each his own.
NERD NOTE: The Last Supper is one of the world’s most famous paintings, but you won’t find it inside a museum. In 1495, Leonardo da Vinci painted The Last Supper on the dining hall wall inside the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
Caroline Walker is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked in both the entertainment and the nonprofit sector. Walker holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University’s Gallatin School.