Artist Honors Mom With 2,340 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for Poor

Some artists work in oils and acrylics, but this one works in peanut butter and jelly.

Jessica Olah is spending the week making 2,340 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at a New York art gallery as patrons watch. Her edible performance art is a tribute to the sacrifices her mother made for Jessica and her siblings.

“She stayed at home with us while we were growing up and then went back as a teacher later in life,” Jessica told WPIX News.

Jessica arrived at the 2,340 number because it’s how many school days there are from kindergarten through 12th grade. She says her mother packed a PB&J sandwich for her lunch every day when her daughter was in school.

Jessica is making about 50 sandwiches every hour and her art won’t go unappreciated – twice a day through Sunday her meal masterpieces are being delivered to the Bowery Mission to feed the hungry.

(WATCH the video below from WPIX News) — Photo courtesy of Garrett Shore