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Olympic Torchbearer of Our Times

This embroidery contrasts the modern with the ancient.

Here, we have a 21st century torchbearing Olympian, wearing shoes and lightweight sports clothing; and in the background lies the ruins of the temple of Ancient Olympia, from which the eternal flame is captured by the torch.

And contrast this with my embroidery of Ancient Olympians passing the torch between each other. They often competed stark naked or sometimes wore a lion cloth and rudimentary foot covering.

I will offer this embroidered card to the International Olympic Committee supervising the 2012 Olympic Games in London, capital of the United Kingdom.

Olympic Torchbearer

original picture
I based my artwork on this one.