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Artist uses her loaf for new work
Mona Lisa in toast
The Mona Lisa is the toast of Food and Bake 2006
A graphic designer from the West Midlands used her loaf when asked to come up with a work of art for Birmingham's Food and Bake Show.

She recreated Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa - using slices of burnt toast.

Emma Green, 26, of Erdington, Birmingham, spent three days burning 150 slices of toast to get the right effect.

The art work can be seen at the event at the National Exhibition Centre until 22 March.

She said: "We worked from a grid. We gridded each slice of toast and then burnt them to how dark we wanted each slice to be.

"It took three days all in all to get it right. The whole house stank of burnt toast."

She has been pleased with the reaction to her piece and said she may consider doing other work - perhaps with smarties, she said.

The toast has been glued to its frame, which is made of croissants and bread rolls, to stop the toast going off.

See the Mona Lisa's face in the slices of burnt toast

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