Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Artist Makes Killing Off Dead Ant Painting

Chris Trueman's self-portrait, made entirely of 200,000 dead harvester ants, has been purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not! and will be displayed in a Ripley museum.
(June 22) -- When employees of Ripley's Believe It or Not! want to win an in-house contest, they turn to AOLNews.com. Just ask Ed Meyer, Ripley's vice president of exhibits and archives.

"We are currently having a contest among employees to find interesting artifacts for our collection," Meyer said. "One of our employees from Atlantic City, one who spends an awful lot of time on sites like [AOLNews.com], informed us of the painting."

The painting he's speaking of is "Self-Portrait With Gun" and was made by San Francisco-based artist Chris Trueman from 200,000 dead ants. .....David Moye Contributor