Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mr. Lincoln The Big Cheese



Abraham Lincoln was the "Big Cheese" in the U.S. for the most tumultuous period of our history. Now Honest Abe literally became the big cheese a couple of days ago in Washington, D.C.

Pictured above is a life-sized "statue" of Lincoln created entirely from a 1,000 pound block of cheddar cheese. According to this report from Fox News, the Cheez-It Cracker company has commissioned sculptor Troy Landwehr to create cheese sculptures in Washington, D.C. over the 4th of July weekend for the past three years. This year it was an obvious choice to do Lincoln in honor of his 200th birthday. The link contains a video of the carving as well.

Mr. Landwehr took five days to complete the work. I hope people don't find it to be too tacky, or dare I say, "cheesy."

2 comments:

Naim Peress said...

This is definitely an iconoclastic way of honoring him.

Naim Peress

Aislinn O'Connor said...

Think this is an excellent and highly original piece of work. Only thing is, sooner or later it's either going to be eaten or go mouldy, both of which seem a sad fate for such a great man!

Seriously, I'm all in favor of new ways of making historical figures more vivid to people who see them as remote & somehow not quite human.

Now, as long as no-one lets a mouse near all that cheese...

 
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