Here is a piece I just completed for the annual art challenge I have at the elementary school where I teach. Last year, the PTA kindly gave me about 150 pounds of popcorn that had reached its expiration date. It sat around all year and the kids kept wondering why I had it in my classroom. At the beginning of this school year I challenged everyone in the school (adults included) to create a piece of art using popcorn in some way. They've begun coming in and some of them are absolutely fantastic. A fifth grade girl made a huge volcano, spouting popped corn and a dragon busily munching it. A fourth grade boy brought in a drawing of Rodin's "The Thinker" and had used popcorn and seeds to fill him in like a mosaic. A kindergartener used popped corn that she dyed fall colors and created an autumn tree. The challenge runs until next Friday, so I can't wait to see more. My mosaic is made with popcorn, green lentils, flax seeds, rye, white and red rice, and glass pieces. The areas are divided with wire, which I painted copper. The face is also painted with copper.