The Mace of Olivia Manhattan (2102-2199)
The Mace of Manhattan exemplifies the beauty and the terror associated with power. Olivia of Manhattan wielded physical pain and judgment in the palm of her elegant, young hands, and delighted in serving process by her terms. This scepter was used without mercy against those who challenged her reign; it’s aesthetic qualities conveying awe and fear. In this time, stories and myth blurred into a hyper-real intensity still not clearly defined. Whether the propaganda of her tyranny was more myth than reality, we have still not determined.
Warlord Olivia Manhattan was the longest living matriarch of New York City.
(from The Ice Next Time, by Stephen Hendee, one of my favorite things ever ever ever)
(watch the video from Art Prize 2012, where they say very nice things about this piece!)