Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thomas Edison | Jessica Libberton

Portrait of Thomas Edison (2012) © Jessica Libberton

Above In a class about designing digital images, I asked my students to invent "interpretive portraits" of extraordinary men or women from the past, sung or unsung. This is a portrayal of genius and inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931) by Jessica Libberton.


Thomas Edison—

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think cubist songs and paintings are hideous.


Richard Armour, It All Started with Columbus

Since Edison suffered from insomnia, he invented the electric light, so he could read at night.


Keith Ellis, Thomas Edison: Genius of Electricity

Edison was a giant. He had gigantic successes and gigantic failures. He had a giant's zest, a giant's power of recuperation, and a giant's vision.