Sculpture of 'Facepalming' Abraham Lincoln is winning hearts on social media
The sculpture showed the former US president Abraham Lincoln seated on a high chair which starkly resembles the statue of the former president at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington
Port of Arkansas is known for its popular Texas SandFest which attracts people from all over the US every year. This year the festival attracted nearly 35,000 people throughout the country to witness the mindblowing sand sculptures and one sculpture caught everyone's attention- the sculpture of former US president Abraham Lincoln has his palm covering his face.
The sculpture showed the former US president Abraham Lincoln seated on a high chair which starkly resembles the statue of the former president at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The sculpture was crafted by Damon Langlois of British Columbia in Canada and had a title “Liberty is crumbling”.
The sculpture not only won the master solo category of the competition but also won the hearts of netizens. The photos of the incredible sculpture—dubbed ‘Facepalming Lincoln’ went viral on social media and it garnered a lot of attention on Reddit and then on Twitter.
The artist, who seems to be not a Donald Trump fan, shared the thought behind his creation. He said, "This is about the loss of freedom and liberty which is the common ground for all free people regardless of country or political affiliation. The will to be free should be what bonds us despite who we vote for or what country we are from. I used Abe because he is the ultimate symbol of liberty.”
Netizens on social media also agreed on his view. This is how they reacted to the sculpture.
Abraham Lincoln sand sculpture showing the emotions of Americans who do not follow the Lying Little Donnie blindly like his Republican enablers. pic.twitter.com/1Km61tQU6J— Origamimoon (@Origamimoon) May 7, 2019
The winning sand sculpture at Texas SandFest by Damon Langlois illustrates beautifully how many of us feel these days. pic.twitter.com/g0M90I1GCO— Pauley AZ ðµ (@PauleyGay) May 7, 2019
The winner of the 2019 sand sculpture in Texas! This perfectly illustrates the signs of our times. pic.twitter.com/uewOsDQ6ee— Mystified Melody (@MelodyLPurcell) May 7, 2019
Our founding fathers are rolling in the graves seeing what is happening to this country! https://t.co/3nrDtzQWzR— natalie burgio (@Cubby9521) May 7, 2019
This is VERY powerful! ð¥ð¢— Kate Saunders (@Mrs_Biggo) May 7, 2019
WINNER 2019 Port Aransas Sand Fest Sculpture - “Liberty is Crumbling” Artist: Damon Langlois ð¢ðºð¸ pic.twitter.com/4isylFsJV0
When a sand sculpture says a thousand words. pic.twitter.com/2rC2EFYN6q— Chad Harp (Author) ðð (@chadharpauthor) May 7, 2019
The winning sand sculpture of 2019’s Texas Sand Sculpture Festival— the Tao of Now (@InTheNoosphere) May 7, 2019
MIC DROP pic.twitter.com/zTqMEdI4u9
Sand Sculpture Winner in Texas...Picture Perfect of what’s occurring now and the crumbling foundation is fitting for what the #Regurgitation Party is doing to our democracy.— MIMI ð¹ (@MIMI84085910) May 7, 2019
I feel your pain President Lincoln...#EVERYDAY!!! ð¤¦ð¾âï¸ pic.twitter.com/nNjXn9MJF6
This sculpture won just 2019's Texas Sand Sculpture Festival. Very fitting for America under Trump... pic.twitter.com/Elu9s5FJ1s— Pepsee de Bilde (@Pepseecool) May 7, 2019
This Fantastic Sand Sculpture From Texas says everything it needs to.— Scott (@ScottRader9) May 7, 2019
What do you think it says?
The great ones DON'T come around very often.
We are Trying President Lincoln!!! pic.twitter.com/G3GWa6euyI
This sand sculpture says it all. Kudos to the artist. pic.twitter.com/8zECIL03Fq— WJ Reber (@ReberWj) May 7, 2019
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