CalArts Student’s Master Thesis is a Cheetos Art Display

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credit: CalArts TwitteOuFlamin’ Hot Cheetos is a good medium for art.

Out with paint, watercolors and other traditional art mediums and styles. In with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and lots of it.

For her master’s thesis, a student at CalArts poured hundreds of pounds of Cheetos (a snack food) into her art display to highlight the problems of getting affordable, fresh and healthy foods in southern California:

A CalArts student inspired by her “special relationship” with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos put hundreds of pounds of the snack on display this month as part of her master’s thesis project.

The art project, “RED 40,” was on display at the school from March 6 through March 10.

Part of the idea was to call attention to the scarcity of fresh and healthy foods in the artist’s neighborhood of Watts, the artist told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

An interesting tidbit is that the student reached out to the parent company of Cheetos, Frito-Lay, and they declined to provide her Cheetos at a discounted price for her master’s thesis/art project.