Friday, May 20, 2011

Portraits of Authors Made Using Their Own Words

Ohio-based artist John Sokol creates incredibly interesting portraits of famous authors using their own words! The artist invites us to go back in time to find the writers who've contributed a great deal to our society with their incredible works of literary art.

You'll find everyone from Walt Whitman for his classic poetry collection Leaves of Grass to Barack Obama for his rousing speech A More Perfect Union.

Walt Whitman as "Leaves of Grass"

Ibsen as "Hedda Gabler"

Borges as "The Secret Miracle"

G. B. Shaw as "Arms and the Man"

R.P. Warren as "Audubon/A Vision"

Robert Lowell as "History"

John Keats as "Lamia"

James Joyce as "Ulysses"

Dante as "The Inferno"

Wm. Faulkner as "The Sound and the Fury"

James Tate as "Riven Doggeries"

Longfellow as "Psalm of Life"

Eudora Welty as "Powerhouse"

Barack Obama as "A More Perfect Union"

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