My Version of The Politics of Hope

December 22nd, 2008 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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I created this in late October and was thrilled when the dream of Democracy came alive again in November.  Even better, this piece sold this December and helped to lift some doubts I had about creating thought-provoking pieces.  My aim is always to make people smile, this piece, I hope, does that and then some.

An old, dove-tailed drawer that I purchased for .75, then some paint, a vintage Lincoln postcard, pennies (too obvious?), bottle caps, a copy of the Declaration of Independence (I retrieved from a trash can in a thrift store...it was torn), a vintage rubber stamp:  Lincoln, and a bit of my whimsy. 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, artwork, entry, brown, office, blue, historical, paint

Comments (3)

MimiToria writes: What a great redesign of cast offs. Very creative! Love the addition of the pennies to this pcs. Very cool! Love the rusty pop lids with the scrabble letters spelling out your message. Such great altered art this is. The color really catches ones eye as well.
I wonder who bought this pc. of art? Any idea!
Gretchen Posted: 3:03 pm on December 24th
georgiamoon writes: Very cool! I really like it and the message too, Georgia Posted: 2:32 pm on December 24th
Meadowview_Farm writes: I just love this...and, I applaud you for creating thought provoking work. I never back away from a good political debate or discussion - that is always how we move forward in this country we all care deeply about. I think Old Abe would be pleased to be honored in your work, and I suspect he will be watching with pleasure on January 20th.
Kari Posted: 10:27 pm on December 22nd
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