Students Remake 'Starry Night' With Cereal

Utah students' recreation is 30 times bigger than original
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2010 6:10 AM CDT
In this photo taken Saturday, April 3, 2010, humanities students use cereal to create a large scale reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" on the gym floor at Sky View High in Smithfield, Utah.   (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Alan Murray)
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(Newser) – A high school class in Utah broke the world record for large re-creation of a Van Gogh painting—and did it with cereal. Humanities teacher Doyle Geddes led his students on the reproduction project this weekend, using hundreds of pounds of multi-colored cereal to make a 72- by 90-foot replica of the famous painting. “To the best of our knowledge it is the largest re-creation of a Van Gogh work of art in any medium,” Geddes said.

Wary of being wasteful, Geddes had the cereal recycled after the public viewing on Saturday—he donated it to a pig farmer to use for feed. “So ‘Starry Night’ is going to the pigs, and I think Van Gogh would be happy with that,” Geddes told the Herald Journal. "I think he’d be happy that we’re doing it and I think he would love the madness of his work of art going to the pigs.”

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