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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Dissenter's Hope

I made the first edition of this artbox in July 2020 - praying for RBG's good health. As the first Star in this collection, it was my pleasure to immerse Ruth in a world of glorious gold glitter and matching bejeweled collar.

The day after RBG died, September 19th 2020, I auctioned this design on Instagram, raising over $6000 for the Sierra Club, US. It was a consolation in that fraught time, 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.