WASHINGTON — It’s been two weeks since Kamala Harris was sworn in, becoming the first woman to serve as Vice President of our nation.
In honor of that historic moment, the creative agency BBH New York commissioned Swiss artist Simon Berger to create a piece of art capturing its essence. And he’s done just that, producing a six-foot portrait of her face emerging through cracks in a glass barrier.
The piece was unveiled Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial. It will be on display through Saturday night. The portrait obviously symbolizes Vice President Harris breaking through the glass ceiling, something she has done repeatedly over the course of her career. She knows of the project, but it’s unclear if she will be able to see it. I hope she can.
After Saturday, the piece will be moved to the BBH home office in New York, with plans for future public showings.