Sunday, April 11, 2004
Surprised to see this posted with other competition results on the TwinCities.com, a site for the essentially mainstream Pioneer Press. All part of their "Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest." Although the contest didn't specify that the dioramas had to include religious themes, apparently many included scene of the crucifixion, as well as other martyred saints--the beheading of John the Baptist, for example.
I thinks the creativity's terrific, but I wonder if some wil be appalled when they see their savior portayed by a pink marshmellow Peep. I was tempted to think some edgy twenty-something created the one posted above (my favorite)--"Peeps Re-enact the Passion of Christ"--but the artist is 75-year-old E. Joyce Barton of Roseville, MN. "I know it's not a whimsical subject," she say, "but Peeps are whimsical."
Non-religious themes included "South Peeps," "Little Peeps on the Prairie," and "Queer Eye for the Straight Peeps."
(Via Boing Boing)