PB & Jenny

A twist to a favorite American standard. My thoughts on new adventures, also with a twist.

Don’t forget, choosy moms choose (TO VOTE ON) Jif’s peanut butter sandwich contest. Bonus = PB&J art February 11, 2008

Just a reminder that today is the last day to vote on Jif’s most creative peanut butter sandwich contest.  I also want to share my discovery of peanut butter and jelly artworks. It turns out that playing with your food can be profitable.

Vik Muniz is an internationally acclaimed Brazilian avant-garde artist, who takes recognizable images from the news and art history, and recreates them in an astonishing variety of materials such as sugar, chocolate syrup, peanut butter and jelly.

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 He created this Double Mona Lisa, inspired by a black-and-white version by Andy Warhol, out of peanut butter and jelly.  You can also watch an interesting interview with him below.  Smile and say “peanut butter!”

The second artist creates a silhouette of the Virgin Mary entirely from slices of bread slathered with peanut butter and jelly.  Sure, it’s no miracle, and unlike the toast with her image won’t sell on eBay for thousands of dollars, but it is definitely creative.