Graffiti Harriet (empheral)

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Dublin Core

Title

Graffiti Harriet (empheral)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Anti-slavery movements--United States
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Temporary art
Underground Railroad

Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

A monumental sculpture of Harriet Tubman made of soil, clay, and straw, is scrawled with the words from Frederick Douglass. The sculpture is made from perishable materials, meant to dissolve over the winter. Scott designed the sculpture so that remains will include the beaded patchwork and gun.

Creator

Scott, Joyce J., 1948-

Date

Installed: October 20, 2017-April 1, 2018

Contributor

Grounds for Sculpture; Lowery Stokes Sims; Patterson Sims; Seph Rodney; Robbye D. and Kevin Apperson; Jacqueline and Rene Copeland; Mike De Paola; Gordon and Lulie Gund; Greg Kucera and Larry Yocum; Barbara Lawrence and Allen Laskin; Martha Macks-Kahn; Henry Thaggert; Alan White; Clifford Ward (resident artist Grounds for Sculpture); Jeff Capes (contractor); Jason Wright; The Seward Johnson Atelier (Hamilton, NJ); John Lash and the Digital Atelier (Mercerville, NJ); and Tim McFadden and McFadden Art Glass (Baltimore, MD)

Rights

Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, New Jersey, 08619, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, New Jersey, 08619, United States

Extent

180 in. (457.2 cm.)

Medium

Soil; Clay; Straw; Resin gun with beads; Found objects

Bibliographic Citation

Princethal, Nancy. "Inspired by Harriet Tubman: An Artist Takes Glass to Extremes." New York Times, January 4, 2018. Accessed April 1, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/arts/design/joyce-j-scott-grounds-for-sculpture-harriet-tubman.html.

Dube, Ilene. "I Was an Artist in Vitro": Joyce J. Scott and Her Darkly Beautiful Art. Hyperallergic, January 30, 2018. Accessed April 1, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/423894/i-was-an-artist-in-vitro-joyce-j-scott-and-her-darkly-beautiful-art/.

Sims, Lowery Stokes and Patterson Sims. Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths. Exh. cat. Hamilton, NJ: Grounds for Sculpture, 2018.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

180 in. (457.2 cm.)

Citation

Scott, Joyce J., 1948-, “Graffiti Harriet (empheral),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed September 25, 2020, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/15.

Geolocation

Item Relations

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