The Art of Politics: Hillary Clinton

What do you do with a boat load of Hillary Clinton's unused victory confetti

Yep, turn it into art! 

Do you recall the very moment you found out the results to the 2016 election? I fell asleep around midnight to CNN reporting HRC's lead on Trump. I posted my "Grab 'Em By The Ballot" meme on Instagram, and shortly after drifted off to sleep. She got this! Except she didn't! I remember waking up on the sofa two hours later amidst Trump's victory speech, while his 10 year old son, Barron, made a desperate attempt to stay awake on live TV. No matter who you voted for, it will be an unforgettable moment in history.

Ok, on to what's important here, confetti!

The confetti was designed to be released after HRC's victory speech at the Javits Center in Brooklyn, New York, but never made its way down! Instead, it was unloaded from air cannons and swept into cardboard boxes unto unknown land.

Sorry Hill, I know, the confetti would have been cool! But, don't worry! Great news, it's currently being exhibited in a transparent case at the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis. 

The glass-like sheen confetti that was designed to represent the shattering of the 'highest, hardest glass ceiling,' was bought by artist Bunny Burson, who created a special exhibition entitled, "And still I Rise," after Maya Angelou's poem about being persistent in the face of obstacles. 

It was no easy task for Burson to hunt down the unused confetti. After two weeks of searching, she finally found the boxes in Chicago, where she bought 200 pounds worth for her project! For Burson the art represents a call for action against the Trump administration's policies. 

A statement from the gallery: 
"With this actual confetti as her metaphor, artist Bunny Burson hopes to empower young women and girls to be bold, to dream big, to believe in themselves and to break their own glass ceilings, as well as to finally break that highest and hardest one." 
Below are a few examples of the transparent case as the confetti cascades inside. 


Fun fact: Bunny Burson served as executive director for the Arts and the Humanities committee under President Bill Clinton. 

The exhibit will run through August 12, 2017.

Bruno David Gallery is located at 7513 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, St. Louis. 

The gallery is open 10am to 5pm, Wednesday through Saturday.

If you can, check it out!  

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