Kamala Harris, the woman of the moment, showed the world that she has a flair for making history when she became the first woman, the first Black, and the first Asian American to serve as Vice President of America.
Now, she has added another monument in history – an artistic one this time. This artistic history is in the form of a six and a half foot tall portrait of Kamala Harris which was installed on February 4 in front of the Lincoln Memorial Center.
The artwork was inspired by a portrait photograph of Kamala Harris, taken by Celeste Sloman in 2019, and it is titled the Glass Ceiling Breaker (implying the shattering of the glass ceiling/barrier that prevents women from advancing to leadership positions).
This glass portrait was created by Simon Berger, a Swiss artist who began his unique art style in 2016. Berger is to his hammer, the same way an artist is to his brush – his hammer is his art medium. He works with large sheets of laminated safety glass, and creates his art by cleverly splintering the glass, leaving cracks and fissures that come together to form his works.
Even Lisa Giocondo – the lady who inspired the Mona Lisa – didn’t get this lucky, as she only got a painting, and Kamala – on the other hand – got a huge cracked glass art (which is not as easy as it sounds). If this isn’t something significant, what else could be?