Skip to comments.Big cheese carving celebrates U.S. Independence Day
Posted on 07/03/2008 11:35:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sculpture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence made from a one-tonne block of cheddar cheese glistened on the sidewalk of Times Square in New York on Thursday as an artist's tribute to the Fourth of July.
"It's very patriotic, using the signing of the Declaration of Independence, bringing Americans together for the Fourth," said Troy Landwehr, who carved the sculpture for cracker company Cheez-It to celebrate U.S. Independence Day.
He worked eight hours a day for a week in a 40-degree cooler carving the block of Wisconsin cheddar.
"The cheddar has been pasteurized and will not melt," Landwehr said. "What I spray on it is cooking oil and that stops it from drying out and cracking," he said. "That's why it looks sweaty. It actually preserves the cheese."
The replica of an iconic painting by John Trumbull shows John Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin and others standing around a table signing the historic document.
The work is not the first time Landwehr has recreated U.S. history with cheese. Last year he carved a cheese version of Mount Rushmore, which depicts U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln.
This year he took on another version of America's first "big cheeses" -- Trumbull's oil painting, which hangs in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol and shows 42 of the 56 signatories of the 1776 Declaration of Independence from Britain.
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Pedestrians peek at a rendition of the signing of the Declaration of Independence carved out of 2000 lbs (900kg) of cheese by Troy Landwehr in New York, July 3, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Have a safe and sane 4th of July week-end All!
A security guard peers at a rendition of the signing of
the Declaration of Independence carved out of2000 lbs (900kg)
of cheese by Troy Landwehr in New York, July 3, 2008.
Looks like Gub’mint Cheese
Apparently, it was Troy Landwehr.
So much cheese, so little time ...
Security Guard: “Think anyone would notice a bite out of Franklin’s ample @ss?”
Sweaty cheese. No, thanks! :)
Two of my favorite things ... my country, and cheese. I approve.
I have never understood describing something as “cheesy” as a derision. In my experience, something being truly cheesy is almost NEVER a bad thing.
It looks like they’re standing in line for the Port-a-Potty...which is what many will be doing on the 4th anyway, LOL!
Free cheese for all. The sculpture has to be a DemoRAT
Only if he used gubmint cheese.
It could be free market cheese.
I hope the security guard doesn’t have to chase anyone down. A bunch of people standing around cutting cheese? I think I’ll pass...no wait, bad choice of words.
One ton block of cheddar cheese?
Great, now I’m starving.
Yes, things described as "cheesy" can be heavenly.
That will go good with fire ..........crackers !
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