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Artist Inspires Us To Think Outside The (Cereal) Box

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New York City artist Sarah Rosado uses cornflakes to create portraits of musicians. This is her rendition of John Lennon. | Sarah Rosado

This New York City artist is thinking outside the (cereal) box.

Sarah Rosado makes portraits of major performers out of cornflakes. With works that feature greats like John Lennon and Elvis Presley to latter-day stars like Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Rosado has rendered the breakfast staple into art.



"One morning, I remember eating cornflakes and listening to the Beatles’ song ["Eleanor Rigby"] and at that moment I was struck with the idea to create images of my favorite artists with the cereal," she told The Huffington Post.



Rosado, 31, said each piece requires 6 to 8 hours to finish.

"There’s a lot of effort that goes into creating each one," she explained. "The cereal has to be crushed into very tiny pieces for the special features such as the eyes, nose, mouth, etc. It’s almost like working with a broken puzzle; each bit and piece has to have the right size to fit perfectly."






Lady Gaga

Visit Rosado's website for a full gallery. You'll go gaga for the other portraits, too.

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