The Atheist Turtle does not plan to make this a habit, well maybe, but after yesterday's post of the Last Supper he came across this picture of the Crucifixion. The material used is, to say the least, unusual but actually appropriate for the subject matter. It is made of toasted bread and the artist's name is Adam.
"Artist creates replica of crucifixion - with burned toast"
"An artist has stunned a church congregation after creating this giant replica of the Crucifixion - made from 153 slices of burned toast
11:05AM GMT 13 Jan 2010"Adam Sheldon, 33, designed the unique piece of art six months ago at the request of his mother who worships at the Anglican Church of St Peter, in Great Limber., Lincs.
"Using his toaster, artist Adam, burned every piece of bread before drying them out and flattening them so they were ready to be positioned in a giant frame. He then spent hours scraping the toast with a knife to create the lighter parts of the image, such as Christ's halo, and a blow torch to create darker patches.
"Before embarking on the mammoth project, Adam also made a much smaller depiction of the Last Supper on three pieces of toast to perfect his scraping technique.
"His Crucifixion picture now measures six feet (1.8m) by three-and-a-half feet (1.1m) and was mounted on the wall of St Peter's knave on January 30.
"Reverend Felicity Couch, 50, said the ''utterly unique'' image would stay up for two weeks and added many parishioners had not initially realised it was made from toast.
"She said: ''We asked Adam to create a piece of artwork for the church and this incredible picture made from toast is what he gave us.
''It's not what we anticipated but it is amazing and although at first we were stunned to find it was made from bread everyone is now incredibly impressed.
''A number of the congregation thought it was painted on tiles and were stunned to find it was actually scraped onto bread.
''Adam spent a great deal of time on his knees in front of the image carving away at each individual piece of toast for hours at a time.
''That in itself shows a great degree of religious symbolism and it seems the artwork has grown out of Adam's faith like so much great art from history.
''People have asked us if the mice have got to it yet, but the image is still in one whole piece with no sign of mould or nibbles.''
"The Parish of St Peter's was originally home to a Norman priory built before 1180 under the Abbey of L'Aulnay in
"The church has 350 seats and the Anglican parish register dates from 1562. The church was restored in 1875."
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