Confetti meant to celebrate Hillary Clinton’s historic victory becomes art to inspire women

Confetti meant to celebrate Hillary Clinton’s historic victory becomes art to inspire women

[Ed. – The vision of the ‘artist’ as stated in the piece is inauthentic. If the confetti symbolizes anything at all it is the much-deserved defeat of a woman who ran a political campaign informed by nothing beyond her selfish desire to be president.]

Early on election night last November, artist Bunny Burson looked to New York City’s Javits Center ceiling, expecting confetti to fall to celebrate Hillary Clinton becoming the nation’s first woman president. But the confetti never fell.

Crushed by Clinton’s loss to President Donald Trump, Burson began an almost two-week journey to track down the confetti, which she thought would make great material for artwork.

She used the confetti to turn a window at Bruno David Gallery in Clayton into a massive snow globe titled “And Still I Rise.” Her purpose? To flip Clinton’s defeat into inspiration for women and girls.

“This is my metaphor for the future because I think that it is to inspire and to motivate and to empower young women and little girls to be bold to dream big to break their own glass ceilings and to hopefully finally break that highest, hardest one,” Burson said referring to the presidency.


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