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Bicentennial
posted: February 10, 2009
For an article in Smithsonian Magazine, "Twin Peaks"...
This week marks the 200th birthday of both Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Both born on Feb. 12, 1809.
10 comments
Peter Hermann February 10, 2009
a real beauty Joe.
Cathleen Toelke February 10, 2009
Ah, enlightenment. Love how you arranged this image and how it's a comparison to reflect on. I didn't know of the twin birthdays. Thankfully, in contrast to Darwin's theory, more than 40% of Americans seem to believe in the emancipation!
Dale Stephanos February 10, 2009
Cathleen, that was funny. Joe, awesome drawing, as always.
Harry February 10, 2009
Wow, that's a bit of cosmic wonder. What else happened on that day? It's probably about equal, those who believe in creationism and those who don't believe all races are created equal. I know in some districts of the southeast they DO NOT celebrate Lincoln's birthday and doubt they cut a rug for Darwin either. Darwin who? Happy birthday boys.. Joe- Beautiful line as always. Good to briefly say hi on Friday.
Robert Saunders February 10, 2009
What a cosmic birth date! The planets must have been in line that day, I'll tell ya. Great portraits, Joe.
Drew Friedman February 10, 2009
Excellent! Both great in profile.
Yuko Shimizu February 10, 2009
Ah, so beautiful....
Rob Dunlavey February 10, 2009
Cosmic birth date indeed: My daughter Ellen turns 12 on this day. Now the party can start! But Joe, I'm surprised that you weren't asked to include her. Maybe next year?
Joe Ciardiello February 10, 2009
Rob, an oversight, my apologies to your daughter.
Tim OBrien February 11, 2009
What a quirk of the calendar. Another beauty. I like all the floating things and combined with your banner header, makes your work seem very special and delicate. Very 2009!
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