Lincoln? Meet Obama, the president of the United States.
This piece was done in honor of Lincoln's 200th Birthday. It was a submission for the Chicago Art Department (Same gallery where I submitted the zombie Poe painting) who was holding a art show specifically for the occasion. I had some help from my metal's experts in LA and Peccatonica. Thanks Michael and Eric! I needed to oxidize pennies and fast. They pointed me to Liver of Sulfer, a noxious chemical that turns copper black is seconds fast! I made the stencil out of a picture I found online and modified it to my needs a-la-Shepard Fairey. I hope I don't run into retarded legal trouble for it...idiots. The piece might have worked better with new pennies but I like the fact that they were all from different years. I think it reflects how Obama's rise into history came from all these factors from our past. And the juxtaposition with Lincoln is just perfect.