Barack Obama Toasted by New Zealand Artist Toastman

Barack Obama Toasted by New Zealand Artist Toastman

New Zealand artist Toastman (aka Maurice Bennett) has created portraits out of toast, including Elvis Presley, Mona Lisa, Eminem, and New Zealand prime minister John Key, but his greatest work so far may be his portrait of Barack Obama.

The portrait required over 1,200 pieces of toast, including white, whole wheat, and pumpernickel, the mixed toast reflecting Obama's mixed race. Here is the entire portrait, courtesy of odditycentral.com:

Barack Obama Toasted by New Zealand Artist Toastman

And here is a video showing the progressive creation of the piece:

Prior to the portraiture, the artist concentrated on Maori-inspired designs made of toast, which can be viewed at his website.


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