A dramatic glass portrait honoring Vice President Kamala Harris was unveiled in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Feb. 4, 2021, continuing through February 6., 2021. Jessica Krometis, Senior Designer at Hartranft Lighting Design, visited the exhibit, sharing her photos with us below.
Photos by Jessica Krometis, HLD Senior Designer
The installation to honor Harris’ shattering of this monumental “glass ceiling'' is presented by the National Women’s History Museum – the nation’s leading women's history museum and the most recognized institution dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society.
The broken glass medium used by the artist Simon Berger is created by delicately tapping 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).
Set against the historic and scenic backdrop of the reflecting pool and Washington Monument, the installation included a plaque featuring a QR code which viewers can scan to take them to an Instagram Spark AR. This provided an augmented reality experience that immerses the observer in Harris’ glass-breaking moments. The campaign also includes a companion website and film.
For more information about the installation, visit https://www.womenshistory.org/news/kamala-harris-glass-ceiling-breaker