GLASS PORTRAIT FROM SIMON BERGER OF VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS AT LINCOLN MEMORIAL CELEBRATES HER SHATTERING OF HISTORIC GLASS CEILING
Presented by the National Women’s History Museum and Chief, the powerful art exhibit created from broken glass uniquely embodies Harris’ achievement, signals a new chapter for women.
A dramatic glass portrait honoring Vice President Kamala Harris will be unveiled in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Feb. 4th, celebrating Harris as America’s first woman vice president. The exhibit, which will be on display through Feb. 6th, commemorates this seminal achievement for women in America and celebrates an incredible woman leader with many “firsts” to her name – including the first woman vice president, first Black vice president, first South Asian vice president and first vice president to graduate from a Historically Black College and University.
The one-of-a-kind broken glass medium used by the artist Simon Berger to create the portrait uniquely embodies Harris’ glass-shattering achievement.
„Myself welcome the political change, as I was born with a strong sense of justice. I am pleased and proud to be able to make a contribution in this matter.“ Simon Berger
Based on a color photo of Harris taken by photographer Celeste Sloman (represented by ATRBUTE, New York), the artwork measures 6.5 feet x 6.5 feet and was crafted by artist Simon Berger (represented by Artstübli Gallery, Basel). To create these unique works of art, Berger delicately taps a hammer on large sheets of laminated safety glass, making tiny cracks and fissures that, when viewed together, coalesce to create an incredible, 3-D-style likeness. www.simonberger.art
Represented and coordinated by Artstübli Gallery, Basel
Founder & Director: Philipp Brogli
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