Heads or Tails: Portraits of American Presidents

William Barber II and The 18th Presidency or “Give us a portrait of a President that you admire.” Three years ago I asked myself this question: When a sculptor puts down his carpentry tools and picks up a brush, how does he go about it? I chose to create brush-like objects to draw and paint with, objects resembling brushes but unwieldy enough to undermine any control; made from old drumsticks, plant fibers, dried broomstraw, mop handles. Then I...

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