On the left side of this print is a literal portrait of Benjamin Franklin in three quarters view. On the right side are three images of Franklin’s life that blend a creative vantage point with real aspects of Franklin’s life. These imagined views feature: Poor Richard on the top, Franklin’s many diplomatic travels in the middle and on the bottom is my version of the public hall Franklin founded called " the New Building". The original function of this hall was to be a venue sponsoring free speech with primarily religious discourse in mind. Later this hall was used to house a school and later still the school became the University of  Pennsylvania.


Benjamin Franklin, Three Quarters View,
Etching and Linocut, 2004
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