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Can the Twinkie Be Saved by Fan Art?

Nailed the eyebrow. Source: Facebook

No, it can’t. The Irving-based treat can be saved by corporations, that’s it. One woman in Reno, Nev., though wants the Twinkie legacy to live on. From the Associated Press:

Shortly after Hostess Brands Inc. announced plans to go out of business last year, [Nancy] Peppin was among those who joined the rush to stores to fill shopping carts with boxes of the spongy cakes. But unlike others, she didn’t buy 12 boxes with 10 Twinkies each to turn a profit on eBay or Craigslist.

“I needed art supplies,” said Peppin, who uses Twinkies and their packaging to create some of her pieces. She also features renderings of the snack cakes in watercolor paintings, mixed media, prints and artwork. Her works include her “Twinkies in history series,” which portrays how scientists such as John James Audubon, Charles Darwin and Leonardo da Vinci would have sketched and written about Twinkies in journals or books.

Catch the rest of Peppin’s work on her Facebook page.