Deathbed

Weston Rayfield's avatar Weston Rayfield

Acrylic on ceiling tin, 9’ x 6’ piece, painted on a real newspaper of Lincoln’s death, and 200 year old ceiling tin, framed with an antique bed frame, and finally bring Abe back to life with a hologram---matching the very old (200 years old) with the new, (the latest in electronics) too the extreme. This is a very unique technique for a portrait of Lincoln, (or anyone) a man that I greatly respect. He changed the world. He knew he could be killed because of what he believed and we all know what happened---he gave his life for justice. He was not concern with his own personal status---he knew his own individual problems are but a mere spec on the map of the world’s problems. People had humans chained up in sheds behind their homes---can you imagine---he saw the madness and new America could not graduate to modern life without change. If you would like to see how I match antique furniture, newsprint, memorabilia to create a portrait go to my website.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: One foot
  • Medium: Paint and wood
  • Width: Five feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: Nine feet