Ripley’s Believe It or Not unveils ‘sweet’ new artwork at Orlando Odditorium

by Banks Lee

ripley's sugar art captain america iron man

Colombian-American opera singer Mateo Blanco helped Ripley’s Believe It or Not Orlando Odditorium unveil three of his unique paintings – made entirely of sugar!

It’s Blanco’s unusual choice of media and amazing skill that caught the attention of Ripley’s. His pop culture interpretations include The Hulk, Captain American and Iron Man, and Neytiri from the “Avatar”.

ripley's sugar art hulk“I love art and sugar. So I decided to unify them into something positive,” said Blanco. “I want people to transform any situation into something positive and creative.”

Blanco was inspired by the works of art made to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and he actually uses an ancient, historical technique.

Ripley's unveils artwork made entirely of sugar at Orlando Odditorium

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is located at 8201 International Drive, and is open daily from 9 a.m to midnight (last entry nightly at 11 p.m.) For more information, visit Ripleys.com/Orlando or call 407-345-0501.


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