In December 2014 a political artist from Jamaica Plain created a piece of public art as a commentary on the number of children killed by guns on a daily basis. That piece was made of painted children’s chairs attached to a chain-link fence, and was removed within 48 hours by the Boston Police Department, located across the street from the art site. The removal of that piece did not deter the artist who yesterday installed a new work.
This new piece consists of t-shirts on wire hangers, installed once again on the chain-link fence across the street from Boston Police Headquarters on Columbus Avenue. The artist along with “3 fearless grandmothers” installed the piece and two large painted banners following the 10,000 strong Mother’s Day March on Sunday.
Of the work the artist, who has asked to remain anonymous, says, “8 children are killed each day, 24 seriously wounded, by people with guns. The multicolored shirts represent the diverse community of children who are affected by this.”
Be sure to take in this powerful piece before the work disappears.