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Art of the Day: Monday April 24, 2017

Land of Lincoln

- by Patience

This week's theme: The View From Above

When your perch is above the rest of the world, you have a different perspective of the world around you. Seven such vantage points can be found in this week's Art of the Day.


Art: Land of Lincoln by Artist Patience
"Land of Lincoln"

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My entry for this month's Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC),  the theme for September being 'Furry Friends', features a tribute portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.  Painted in acrylics on a found, 5.5" x 12" piece of prepared wood, this original painting is signed and ready to hang....


 
I live in Illinois, not so terribly far from the state capital of Springfield, where Abraham Lincoln, our much-beloved 16th president, lived, worked, grew a beard (so as such hence was 'FURRY'), and got his start in politics.  I grew up taking school trips to his home and his grave, going on to take my own children to these revered sites, plus others that had opened since (like a really terrific museum and presidential library).  All of this Lincoln lore attracts multitudes of tourists to our area, and as a result Mr. Lincoln is mighty Big Business in these parts. Sadly, despite this legacy, my state (whose official state bird is the Cardinal) is not currently on especially sound footing, financially, politically or otherwise.  As we sort of ride on Mr. Lincoln's coattails here, I can't help but wonder sometimes what he might think of our "Land of Lincoln", as the marketing slogan goes, if he could be somehow with us today.....







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Detail Image for art Land of Lincoln

Land of Lincoln

Detail Image for art Land of Lincoln

Land of Lincoln

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