Late last week, the New York Times broke news about a plan put together by “a group of high-profile Republican strategists” and commissioned by conservative billionaire and owner of the Chicago Cubs Joe Ricketts that explored an aggressive Super PAC strategy for attacking President Obama in the upcoming presidential election. Buried in the craziness was this gem which the Internets jumped all over.
Sculptor Nick Van Woert seems to have more of sense of humor than most these days. His personal website displays his work using great animated .gifs that show his normally stationary work in motion. It’s just as cheeky as some of the sculptures themselves, like “Untitled,” a fiberglass bust that’s clearly Abraham Lincoln, only with chunks of his head, face and neck hacked off and attached to a separate steel form. The two pieces reside side-by-side as gruesome mirror images. It’s a bit of fun and a bit grisly too, what with the chopped pieces revealing bright bits of polyurethane plastic designed to resemble raw flesh.