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Where is this?
| place this place
On the grounds of The Church of the Good Shepard?
It is — congrats!
Work by artist Carl Pope, Jr.
Yes…it was recently (well, recent in old person terms) moved from a location on Albany Avenue to its current spot. Worth checking out, but bring your Prozac.
I don’t remember why the work was moved. Does anyone?
From a Real Art Ways press release: “Silent Wishes is a public artwork created by Carl Pope Jr. during his residency at Real Art Ways. It was first dedicated in September 1996, and installed temporarily in a vacant lot on Albany Avenue in Hartford. The intent of the work is to help community people reflect upon and heal the pains of urban violence with the hope of preventing more deaths.”
My guess is that the lot became unavailable. Here’s the full press release: http://www.realartways.org/press/releases/2011/20110911-silen-wishes.html
The previous location was a dump. It was in an alley between a building in which no one was keeping up with the stones/site. It was disgraceful really & negated the whole purpose of what the stones symbolize. I’m glad they are a new home where people can view and appreciate the art.
On Wyllys St! I walk there all the time to visit my cousins stone. RIP Tarrell Rowe, SR. we love & miss you.
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