Who said art can’t be funny? Cerainly not Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz, respectively a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and an architect and associate professor at Morgan State University.
The pair were paid to collaborate on an art installation for Georgetown, D.C.’s swankiest neighborhood, that honors Hillary Clinton as a “beacon of dignity and guiding light.” The source of the funds, in case you were wondering, is taxpayer revenue.
It seems as though the good professors could stand a little remediation themselves, maybe retaking freshman English. In the course, they might learn the meaning of dignity: “the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.” A person doesn’t achieve that state by lying compulsively, cheating (selling access to government), or stealing (allowing her daughter to use Clinton Foundation funds for her wedding and living expenses).
But back to the artwork. According to The Washington Free Beacon, the tribute is titled “Red, White, and Hillary Blue Diamonds” and consists of aluminum frames illuminated by LED lights. “The diamond-shaped structures are installed in three locations, where they serve ‘as gateways into Georgetown.’”
The article quotes Cheon as explaining that the work was conceived before the election, which she was confident Clinton would win:
In December, we thought D.C. would have a kind of feel and we worked to capture that. Because Hillary did lose, I think we wanted to thank her for her efforts and her work.
Cheon is further quoted as saying the artwork honoring Clinton was intended to unify, not divide.
Where have we heard that liberal sentiment before?