Cigarette Pack Art

One of the more amazing pieces of folk art in Tennessee is a tribute to Jesus made out of 5,872 packs of cigarettes folded into a sheet that is about four feet tall and six feet wide.

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This Shroud of Tobacco hangs in the Bean Pot Restaurant just off I-40 in Crossville, Tennessee. A sign at the bottom gives the 5,872 figure. I’m sure that these cigarette packs didn’t come from one person, but it they did, and if that person had a two-pack-a-day habit, this artwork represents over eight years of smoking.

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This blog is part of a much larger website, also entitled Tennessee Guy, that contains travel and cultural information about Tennessee. Visit it here.

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