Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Most people know that Abe Lincoln used humor to make subtle points to people, even as president. He loved to tell jokes, puns, and enjoyed spinning yarns throughout his life.
Now we can see Mr. Lincoln literally in yarn, string, and wool. From the Chronogram Magazine in the Hudson area of New York, comes an article titled "The Wooly Emancipator." According to the article, artist Oscar Strodl has created four different portraits of Abraham Lincoln done entirely in yarn, wool, and thread. Unfortunately, the other portraits are not shown in the article, but the one I've posted here is amazingly realistic. Indeed, it looks more accurate than many paintings of Lincoln that I've seen.
The artist will begin displaying these portraits on February 18th, 2008 at Incident Report Gallery in Hudson, New York. They will also be available for viewing beginning that date on www.incidentreport.info. Can't wait to see them all!
Posted by Geoff Elliott at 3:02 PM