Styrofoam Cup Art Masterpiece Mystery

A Cinderella Story …

Picture this: You stop to get your oil changed and they tell you it will be 3 hours. What do you do? I don’t know about you, but I go somewhere else, lol!

But apparently, if you’re at the Chrysler Jeep and Dodge Service Center you pick up a styrofoam cup & a ballpoint pen, and you doodle a MASTERPIECE! Check it out …

Styrofoam Cup Art Masterpiece!

styrofoam cup art

styrofoam cup art

Pretty amazing, right?

Wait ’til you see the INSIDE of the cup. Hold onto your socks …

styrofoam cup art inside

Isn’t that amazing?

Reddit user “SquishyMcFee” shared images and a story in early May 2013, saying:

“I went in to the dealership for my free oil change and saw this cup sitting there. The cashier said that a young man had come in to have some work done and it was going to take about three hours. “I’ll just doodle” he said, and grabbed a ball point and a coffee cup”

Conspiracy theories abound

Is SquishyMcFee telling the truth? Or is SquishyMcFee actually the artist trying to generate buzz for his/her work? WHO is the actual artist? HOW did the artist get his/her hand into the cup to draw on it?

I really don’t know the answers to those questions — and since the cup is SO COOL I’m not really sure I care 🙂 But one theory about how to draw on the inside of the cup made sense to me: Another Reddit user explained that you simply “take out the ink reservoir so it can flex enough to fit” into the inside of the styrofoam cup. Seems logical. I never would have thought of that!

If this is really your cup of tea ;), then you can check out the full album of photos via the slideshow embedded below:

What’s your theory?

How would you figure out the truth behind this? Who is the “Cinderella” artist in the story?

I googled & found another styrofoam cup artist that I will have to profile in a future blog post, but his style is completely different than this guy’s, so I don’t think I found the Cinderella for this story.

I need to get back to my full-time job as Office Supplies Superhero, but I’d love for you to exercise your detective skills and let me know how you would solve this mystery — or better yet, solve it for me!

♥ Tina

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