Graffiti Harriet (Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ)

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Dublin Core

Title

Graffiti Harriet (Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
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

October 20, 2017-April 1, 2018

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, and 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/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

180 in. (457.2 cm.)

Geolocation

Item Relations

Citation

Scott, Joyce J., 1948-, “Graffiti Harriet (Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ),” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed February 9, 2023, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/15.