Students make massive 'Starry Night'

April 5, 2010 at 5:50 PM

SMITHFIELD, Utah, April 5 (UPI) -- A Utah high school teacher said he and his students have created a 72-foot-by-90-foot replica of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" from breakfast cereal.

Doyle Geddes, a humanities teacher at Sky View High School in Smithfield, said he and more than 150 of his students created the replica, which is 30 times the size of Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece, from more than two tons of blue, purple, red, green, yellow and brown breakfast cereals in the school's gym, The (Logan, Utah) Herald Journal, reported Monday.

"To the best of our knowledge it is the largest recreation of a Van Gogh work of art in any medium," Geddes said at the Saturday unveiling of the artwork. "I think it's better than we even expected or dreamed that it could be."

Geddes said the group began work on the project about a week ago, drawing grids on plastic sheets to keep the lines of the painting accurate.

"It's as close to the original as it can possibly be," the teacher said.

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