High school students from the Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah have completed a 6,400-square-foot replica of Vincent van Gogh‘s “Starry Night” out of breakfast cereal.
Sky View High School teacher Doyle Geddes led more than 150 students on the project, which used two tons of colorful Malt-O-Meal spread across the gymnasium floor.
The project took about a week and was completed Saturday. Crews spread a plastic sheet on the floor, then created a grid to outline the painting’s famous design. Each space was assigned a color to correspond with the painting and filled with cereal.
Geddes says he wanted to find a way to better connect students with art. The replica was taken apart later Saturday. The cereal was given to a farmer to feed pigs.
Although Van Gogh sold only one painting in his life, the aftermath of his work is enormous. Starry Night is one of the most well known images in modern culture as well as being one of the most replicated and sought after prints.
The original Starry Night painting hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
source: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com