Check out this portrait of Flannery O’Connor:

It’s made out of the words–specifically, the words to her story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” If you click on the picture, you can see a bigger version that’s more readable. The artist is John Sokol, and he’s done a lot of these portraits of authors in their own words. You can see forty or fifty of them at his Facebook page.

  • Jess
    2:34 PM, 19 April 2011

    Wow. Imagine the patience this would take. Not to mention the nice handwriting. 😉

  • Fellow Traveler
    5:34 PM, 19 April 2011

    Wow! I’d love to see some others (alhough the FB link doesn’t seem to be working).
    Have to admit though, I find the one on his website of Obama made out of the Constitution just a little bit nauseating… and sadly ironic.

  • Loren
    7:56 PM, 19 April 2011

    So could this be called a literary microcosm? 🙂

  • Canaan Bound
    11:47 PM, 19 April 2011


  • Aaron Roughton
    3:54 PM, 21 April 2011

    Wow! Has Dan Brown seen this? He would see “codes” all over these drawings. I smell a Flannery O’Connor thriller movie directed by Richie Cunningham.

  • Fellow Traveler
    4:01 PM, 21 April 2011

    Aaron: A truly frightening thought which doesn’t bear too much thinking!

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