From snooze to muse! UVA student who always naps in the same chair in the art building is transformed into a very meta work of art – which has been hung directly above his sleeping spot
- Student Kaitie Laven took a picture of her sleeping classmate
- She said he always naps in the same spot in the school’s art building
- A fellow artist made a black-and-white print of the student napping and hung it above his go-to spot
- Kaitie captured the napper snoozing directly below his picture
One University of Virginia student can regularly be spotted napping on one of the chairs in the she school’s art building — so a fellow art student painted a portrait of him snoozing and hung it over the spot.
The funny instance of art imitating life was captured by Kaitie Laven, yet another student at the university who was tickled by the creative prank.
She explained: ‘There’s this student that regularly naps on the couches in the art building, so someone took a picture of him and made a poster of it to hang in the same space.’
Clever: A University of Virginia student regularly naps on one of the chairs in the she school’s art building, so a fellow art student painted a portrait of him snoozing and hung it over the spot
That’s great! The funny instance of art imitating life was captured by Kaitie Laven , yet another student at the university who was tickled by the creative prank
The image shows the student, apparently oblivious to the masterpiece he inspired, leaning back in a red chair, his arms folded across his chest.
His head is back and he’s sound asleep, likely napping between classes — since his backpack is on the floor next to him.
On the wall behind him is a directory and a photo, and above those is a black and white print.
The print shows the student sleeping in almost the same exact position in the same spot.
The funny image has earned quite a bit of attention on Twitter, with 20,000 likes and counting.
‘Who is this legend?’ asked one commenter.
‘”Um Sir are you allowed to be here?” Just points upwards,’ joked another.
Yet another suggested keeping the prank going by hanging a picture of the student sleeping under his picture.
The student has not been identified, and it’s unclear whether or not he is aware of the artwork.