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Abe in Shades

Desiree Kelly's avatar Desiree Kelly

Portrait of 16th president Abraham Lincoln in kaleidoscope glasses. My work depicts aesthetics of my graphic design and painting influence. Interest in typography extends from my background in graphic design and integrated in every painting. I use oil paint to illustrate the figures. Mixing different contexts or things that wouldn't normally be put together in a composition. For this piece,I place my subject out of their normal context... and in some ways are more humorous then others. The subject of Abe Lincoln represents money and intellect as for the glasses represent endless possibilities. The colors in the glasses represent the diversity, wealth and future. Its hip and cool place on one hand and on the other has a strong foundation of local businesses and intellectuals. I think this piece defines this city.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 36in
  • Medium: oil painting on canvas
  • Width: 1.5in
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 60in