In their own words

April 19, 2011 § 3 Comments

If you were a writer and you were about to make your self-portrait, how would you draw yourself? Would you choose to depict an extract from your literary work perhaps? Artist and author John Sokol creates drawings of literary figures, whose outline of the face is crafted from the very words of their own works.

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Jorge-Luis Borges and the Secret Miracle

See more portraits after the jump

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Toni Morrison and The Song of Solomonn

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e.e. cummings and some of his Selected Poems

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Charles Baudelaire and Les Fleurs du Mal

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Henrik Ibsen and Hedda Gabler

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