Monday, November 12, 2012

The Lincoln Project

Worked on a project that has been formulating in my artist brain for awhile now. Inspired by a PBS show on Lincoln/Civil War, the election year, and now there is a new Steven Spielberg movie coming out, Lincoln, I have been working on a big sketch of Lincoln. I haven't decided if I want it to be a watercolor or fiber art yet, either way the color scheme will be green.
Lincoln's face expresses a multitude of emotion.

Lincoln was a leader at a very crucial time for our nation. We could have been torn into two countries, and yet he pulled us through, amidst his own depression. How he had the courage to make any decisions is beyond me. The weight of two sides who both claim God was on their side, must have been a heavy one to bear, especially when he was questioning his own spirituality. I think Lincoln's courage was most evident in the fact he explored the hard questions and went to the darkness. Most people would shy away from that, and most citizens do not trust their leaders right now which is a shame, because only when we delve into our darkness can we find the light.


  1. Yay!!! Can't wait to see the OTHER eye! :D

    1. It's done, but I an going to keep you in suspense ;)