Monday, June 24, 2024

Here's how that wax Abraham Lincoln sculpture looks when its wicks are lit

Wax Lincoln is by Sandy Williams IV, and version that melted in DC is not the first he made:
The 3,000-pound Lincoln candle — it had 100 wicks meant to be lighted — was installed at the same location in September . Days before it was set to be officially unveiled, someone lighted more than half of the wicks and then left the piece unattended. 
the artwork, paid for with a mix of private and public funding, cost a total of $150,000, which includes the cost of the replacement statue after the first Lincoln burned.