How do you eat your Oreo? Inside first? All in one bite? What about about making art with the cookies? Jan Hoop in Wichita Kansas has been doing a lot of that lately while quarantining at home, and she’s been sharing her work on Facebook.
Hoop’s new hobby started after she saw a friend post a Facebook photo of someone else’s Oreo art. For her first Oreo as Art piece — before she planned for it to become a daily thing — Hoop tried copying an Oreo Greek god someone else made and posted her results beside it. “Mine looks more like Abraham Lincoln.”
She’s created a variety of Oreo art, such as Rosie the Riveter, Shakespeare, and various school mascots. She posted a Jayhawk and Wildcat on the same day instead of one ahead of the other.
Hoop’s personal favorites are also the ones that seem to have resonated the most with people: a bust of Patrick Mahomes and a nurse wearing a mask. “That one got a lot of likes.” Now she’s getting requests, such as one for the Steelers’ logo, and suggestions.“Maybe you can carve Fauci’s face on an Oreo!!” one person put online.
Hoop used a toothpick and little bitty, tiny flat-head screwdriver. Then she added a tiny paint brush, water and acrylic paint to her arsenal. “Who knew you could use acrylic paint on an Oreo cream?” Hoop said. “That cream kind of gets a little bit hard.”
“Mahomes probably took four cookies.” It takes Hoop about three or four hours per cookie design. She saves broken Oreos in a separate bag from fresh ones. Hoop used “a toothpick and little bitty, tiny flat-head screwdriver.” Then she added a tiny paint brush, water and acrylic paint to her arsenal. “Who knew you could use acrylic paint on an Oreo cream?” Hoop said. “That cream kind of gets a little bit hard.”
She saves broken Oreos in a separate bag from fresh ones. “I don’t want to waste these cookies.” While Hoop confesses to eating some of them, she said, “I’m kind of tired of Oreo cookies right now.”
So what will Hoop do after the 30 days are up? “It kind of scares me a little bit,” she said. “I don’t sit very well.” She said she figures she’ll probably keep creating.