That's right Gators, Tim Tebow's portrait now graces the wall of the Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum in Orlando! Full story here! Excerpt Below!
The Tebow mosaic measures approximately 4 feet by 6 feet. It contains 227 tubes, and each tube contains 204 BB’s – for a grand total of 46,308 tiny plastic balls.
O’Hearn is a grad student in the arts program at the University of Florida – a proud member of the Gator Nation and a big Tebow fan. “It’s a nice way to honor him for all he’s done for Gator fans,” said O’Hearn.
According to Edward Meyer, VP of Exhibits and Archives, O’Hearn and other artists are putting a modern-day spin on the style of pointillism.
“What they are doing is related to French Impressionism from the 19th century,” said Meyer. “But they are utilizing computer technology and different media to create some amazing works of art. This example is remarkable because of the enormous number of balls used.”
Tebow joins an exclusive list of unique celebrity portraits now hanging in Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museums worldwide, including President Obama, Michael Jackson and Dean Cain all made from gumballs; Eminem made from M&M’s; Princess Diana made from dryer lint; and Madonna made from junk mail.
The Tebow portrait is available for public viewing in the lobby of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in Orlando, and will be on display through January 8 – and may become a permanent exhibit in the museum. The portrait can be seen for free, but normal admission is required to tour the museum.
Ripley’s Orlando Museum is located at 8201 International Drive. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to midnight daily.