Upsala Artist Creates RBG Portrait for the Washington Post
An artist originally from Upsala had a busy weekend.
After news broke late Friday of the passing of Supreme Court Justine Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wayne Brezinka was contacted by the Washington Post to create a piece based on RBG for their Sunday edition.
It was around 9pm when I received confirmation from The Washington Post. The sketches were due Saturday morning by 10am followed by creating the final art in just 4 1/2 hours with minutes to spare for their hard deadline of 5pm EST.
The portrait he created is a mixed medium piece. It was created of cut-and-pasted printed paper, collage, and mixed media on wood panel. Ginsburg's hair was created by using farm rope.
The art was used in an opinion piece by Nancy Gertner, a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School and visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, is a retired U.S. District Court judge. The article detailed how much of an inspiration Ginsburg was to the author.
Her record as an advocate before the Supreme Court was outstanding; she argued six cases before the court, winning five. If she had done nothing else in her life, that alone would have been an extraordinary legacy.
If you are interested in purchasing a print of this piece for yourself, they are available on Wayne Brezinka's website for $30. Wayne is originally from Upsala Minnesota and currently resides in Nashville, Tennesse.