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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Your Cheesy Patriotic Moment of Zen

Iowa-based artist Troy Landwehr has created a 3-dimensional representation of the famous John Trumbull painting depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence, carved entirely out of 1 ton of cheese.

The news business never lets me down. So far I've seen this described as a "gouda story," and a "meunster undertaking." The work was sponsored by Cheese It™. Sometimes you just can't make up what's as weird as the stuff real life sends you.

I haven't seen enough detail of the sculpture to see if it includes Trumbull's famous in-joke of John Adams stepping on Thomas Jefferson's foot, allegedly because of Jefferson's refusal to change the word inalienable to unalienable.

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