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Sierra Club Instagram Auction
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Portrait, 2020 (closed)
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This was an Instagram Auction of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Glass Cathedral “The Dissenter’s Hope“.
I made the first edition of this artbox in July 2020 - praying for RBG's good health.
The day after RBG died, September 19th 2020, I auctioned this Glass Cathedral to raise funds for the Sierra Club's get out the vote campaign. Not only did the box go for $1600, but three other people stepped up to match the donation if I made them an edition too. So $6400 was donated. It consoled me to think of a squad of tiny RBGs now out there in the world, still making an impact.
The title comes from RBG's oft quoted words:
"…that’s the dissenter’s hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow…” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NPR interview, 2002
At this moment, with a few days to go before the most consequential U.S. election in living memory, I trust that the dissenting opinion will find its majority.