Monday 16 October 2006

Using Your Loaf

Lennie Payne - Benny HillFor foreigners - a description which includes at least half the population of London - I must explain that a "loaf of bread" is Cockney rhyming slang for "head". To "use your loaf" means to use your intelligence. It's a pun. Oh forget it! Essex artist Lennie Payne uses slices of toasted bread (Tesco Value) to make portraits. A blow torch, knives and a wallpaper scraper complete his toolbox for turning toast into art. He began by making shapes with toast to please his daughter. Now his toast portraits sell for £2,000. So, if you fancy having your portrait toasted, Lennie's your man. His likeness of the popular UK comedian Benny Hill is excellent. I've included in this graphic Benny's left eye on a slice of toast. Click the title link for Lennie's website.


At 17/10/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

well, well, well...what's next? waffles?

that's pretty cool though!

At 17/10/06, Blogger Unknown said...

I saw this artist on TV using his blowtorch. It's amazing! The bad news is that mice ate two of the slices of one of his best artworks!
Waffles? Bit spotty. They might come out looking like a Roy Lichtenstein.

At 17/10/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

hahaha, well that's what you get for using food!

quick! do something with the rest of the breakfast before Payne gets to it!

Imagine how many villages you could feed with all those slices of bread!

At 17/10/06, Blogger Unknown said...

You haven't tasted Tesco Value bread! (To be honest, neither have I. That packaged junk doesn't appeal to me. I buy baked-on-the-premises bread or rolls, when they're knocked down in price in the evening.)
I'm waiting to see what he can do with rice crispies and marmalade. And his blowtorch! What about Mexican jumping beans? That could be fun.


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