Friday, July 3, 2009

Toothy Grin

"Toothy Grin"
4 x 6 inch
acrylic on masonite
(summer of 2009)

Why didn't Mr. Lincoln show his teeth in photographs? Is it possible he had fangs? Honestly, nobody back then showed their teeth so he's off the hook. However, I can't help but wonder what he would have looked like with a real smile. Was it a gummy smile like Julia Roberts? Or perhaps it was very toothy like one of the Osmonds or a later president by the name of Theodore Roosevelt? It of course doesn't matter and nobody will ever know one way or another. Regardless, can you envision Mr. Lincoln sitting next to you...smiling...with a toothy grin? Creepy.

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