Ben Franklin’s Essence Portrait

Franklin is known for his sage wit and wisdom, usually found in his Poor Richard’s Almanac. When preparing to create the basic Essence Portrait of Ben Franklin, it seemed fitting to turn to the Bible’s Proverbs.13. and use the letters from the original Bible text for the strokes. I wonder if some of Franklin ‘s ideas and advice were inspired by this text.

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George Washington‘s Scripture Portrait (10 Commandments)

Creating a portrait of George Washington with a radical new art theory, perhaps the most radical ever, seems especially fitting as he was one of the most radical and revolutionary people who ever lived. He changed the world despite the indisputable fact that the odds were against him as he stood up to the then greatest most powerful country in the world: England.

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