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Artist Recreates da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Using French Fries, Ketchup

Time-lapse video shows the artist recreating the da Vinci painting.

ByABC News
April 1, 2015, 11:12 AM

— -- A visual artist from Atlanta who's worked with big stars like Usher and Whitney Houston now wants to use his talent to spotlight more unprivileged people -- those suffering from hunger.

Using french fries as brushes and ketchup as paint, Mil Cannon recreated Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

A sped-up time lapse video on YouTube shows how he painted the iconic da Vinci work in one sitting, and the video's ending pegs the work to the fact that thousands will "eat their last supper today."

Cannon recreated "The Last Supper" for SERV International, a non-profit fighting to end world hunger, the organization's marketing director Jim Vinyard told ABC News today.

"He's been in the pop culture video scene for many years, but he said recently he wanted to put more purpose behind his art," Vinyard said.

He added that Cannon was "very passionate, focused and wants to do good and use his talents as a filmmaker and artist to help others."

The video, which Cannon finished in three hours, is meant to highlight how much people spend on fast food and that $5 people can spare can go a long way, Cannon told ABC News today.

"For $5, SERV can feed 100 people who are starving," he said.

He added he hopes the work will inspire people to give in light of Easter coming up.

Cannon, who runs production studio ImageMil, has worked with top music labels including Arista, Universal and Sony and done music features for networks like MTV, VH-1 and HBO.