Think of it as a fast food Rorschach test. Where most people see a crunchy cheese curl, Andy Huot instead sees art.
Huot is a mechanical engineer from Louisville, Kentucky and he’s always had a creative mind.
Last year, while he was working on a project at home, he got hungry and reached for a bag of cheeze curls. But in a contemplative moment, he started to see shapes in the cheezies.
He then started taking photos of them and posting them on Instagram.
“In the first 20 or 30 posts I was holding them with my hands, taking a picture with my phone,” Huot tells As It Happens host Carol Off. “Then I switched to a tweezer after getting comments about my cheesy fingers.”
His first post was simply titled “Sasquatch,” because, of course, the snack resembled the mythical Sasquatch.
Of course! 😉
The idea of someone faking de Hory’s own forgeries “came up only one time” in conversation with the artist, Mr Forgy says. “We both contemplated that for a moment and then laughed at the far-fetched notion.” The two paintings are now being advertised as “Fakes of fake Claude Monet”, the website reports. “We were astonished to find that there was a market in faking faker’s art works,” says auctioneer Andrew Grigg. He says they will now alert others in the business to be aware of the con.