Abraham Lincoln

   On one of my flea market expeditions I found a metal tray with an image of Abraham Lincoln. The tray has been sitting in the studio for about two years, just waiting to be used. Abe’s time came this week. The tray was the seed that this whole piece is growing from. As I played with my tin snips, I decided I wanted Abe to have a bit of a relaxed look, and perhaps be just a bit more hip. I am creating a basic black meets American outfit for him, along with a t-shirt. This photo shows the piece at about one third completion. I am getting excited at this point! I am anxious to see it near completion.

    Although the Lincoln piece is all cut metal on a panel, I had considered creating a collage plus paint background for a day or two. I let that idea go. With each of the cut metal pieces I do lately, I think about combining paint. I always back off. Maybe the next piece I’ll go for it. I just have this fear (Ha!) that it won’t work for me. We’ll see.


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