Chris Trueman Uses 200,000 Ants to Create 'Self-Portrait With Gun'

 - Jun 26, 2010   Updated: Jul 25 2011
References: christrueman & aolnews
Artist Chris Trueman used an unusual medium to paint a piece he calls 'Self-Portrait With Gun.' Trueman used dead ants--200,000, to be specific--to paint a portrait of his little brother holding a rifle.

Chris Trueman's 'Self-Portrait With Gun' was a labor of love because the artist hated killing the ants needed to complete it. The end result was worth the ant genocide, as the painting is fetching offers of $35,000.

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