New two-story mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in DC

A mural depicting Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgHarris v. EEOC and the women's rights legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's impeachment woes mount Fallout from Kavanaugh confirmation felt in Washington one year later MORE was unveiled Monday in Washington, D.C.

The two-story mural on U Street in northwest D.C. shows Ginsburg wearing a judge's robe and decorative collar surrounded by birds. 

 

The painting was done by artist Rose Jaffe, 30, for the brand Flock DC, a newly launched umbrella organization for three local real estate and firms.

Flock's Vice President of Growth Laura van de Geijn told The Hill that Ginsburg was chosen for the mural because the company "wanted to represent someone who's fought for the underdog, someone who's thinking about the next generation, someone who constantly has ethics and forward progress in mind."

"RBG is, simply, iconic and it is an honor for us to feature her on our building at 15th and U," she added in a statement. "We think she serves as a stunning role model for young people empowering them to follow their dreams."

Jaffe told CNN it took her 10 days to complete the mural. She said she hopes it "honors the importance of [Ginsburg's] larger-than-life legacy."

She also said that the birds coming from Ginsburg's hands represent the brand and future activists who follow in the justice's legacy.

According to CNN, permission from D.C. was not necessary since the mural is on a building owned by the company.   

Van de Geijn said that the company owns the building, so it was not necessary to get permission from the city for the project.