Official POTUS portraits are all well and good, but you’ve never seen presidential tributes like these. We’ve searched far and wide for artistic creations that honor the commander-in-chief in truly unique ways. Click through the slideshow below for a cheddar cheese Abe Lincoln, a gingerbread Whitehouse, and more.

Abe Penny Sculpture

Self-taught artist Wander Martich made this 1,200-pound art piece using 84,000 pennies, all carefully collected. At one point, her local bank even got in on the action and offered her brand new pennies from the US Mint. And if you think the end result is amazing, the inspiration is even better: formerly an unemployed mother of two daughters, Wander decided to create this sculpture as a reminder of how her fortune had changed.

photo: cisc1970 via Flickr

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— Abigail Matsumoto