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Archive for Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sculptor gets cheesy, historic

June 29, 2008

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— A Wisconsin sculptor's version of a historical painting is a bit cheesy.

Troy Landwehr has carved a version of John Trumbull's painting "Declaration of Independence" in a 2,000-pound block of cheddar.

The artist's painting of the historic signing hangs in the Capitol in Washington and graces the back of the $2 bill.

The cheesy version is to be displayed near Independence Mall in Philadelphia for July 4, then returned to Wisconsin to be shown at Landwehr's Kerrigan Brothers Winery.

The cheddar will eventually be cut up and sent to food pantries.

It is Landwehr's second project for Kellogg Co.'s Cheez-It cracker brand. Last year, he did several renditions of Mount Rushmore.

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