Description A portrait of Benjamin Franklin in 1777. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author and printer, postmaster, political theorist, satirist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. As a scientist, he is famous for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocal glasses, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. Originally an engraving, this image comes from a vintage source as cited in the image. -Wikipedia. For more information on Benjamin Franklin visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin
Richard Eslinger, Farmington Hills, Michigan Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement After 27 years as an engineer and computer support specialist I’ve retired to do some fun stuff. I work in a trophy and awards shop, Great Lakes Trophies and Engraving in Garden City Michigan (greatlakestrophies.com), building and assembling recognition awards, which are really a kind of art. I am also pursuing a number of personal art projects that give me great satisfaction.
I do carvings in stone, known as petroglyphs, using hand-held power tools. If you are interested in me doing a piece for you, contact me at email@example.com.
I also use graphics software to produce images for the posters and framed prints you can see in my galleries here at Imagekind, www.rmeslinger.imagekind.com/.
I also enjoy working in my yard, barbequing and smoking great food. I live in Farmington Hills Michigan with my wife, Karen, and father-in-law, Bill.