Works on Paper > Textual Pointillism

This is a portrait of Barack Obama created with approximately 8,000 words of the following handwritten text: the entire Declaration of Independence; large sections of the U.S. Constitution; a summary of Dred Scott v. Sandford; the entire Emancipation Proclamation; summaries of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights act of 1964; the entire "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.; and excerpts from Obama's speech the night he was elected President.



Collection Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler
Director, North Carolina Museum of Art

President Barack Obama portrait Emancipation Proclamation
All Men are Created Equal (Portrait of Barack Obama)
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 23 x 20 in.; Image: 15 x 12 in.
2008