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She-Span: The Public Art Project That’s Celebrating The Women In Congress

“I was thrilled to be labeled a feminist vigilante artist!” Stephanie Rudig explained in an interview with HuffPost. 

“I really do need to get that printed on my business cards, it has a better ring to it than ‘artist and designer.’"Rudig has Mic writer Julie Zeilinger to thank for the illustrious title. One look at the artist’s project ”She-Span“ and it’s not difficult to see why the label fits. Rudig is the mind behind the cleverly named public art project that brought the faces of female politicians – the women of the 113th congress, to be exact – to the streets of Washington, D.C. Created in 2013, the series of pointillist portraits of figures like Senators Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand is meant to celebrate the historic inauguration of, what was at the time, the highest number of women sworn into Congress.