In Dedham, Mass. a series of sculptures, eventually to total fifteen, of large rabbits have been commissioned. Evidently the rabbit figures in the town’s history as well as being emblematic of the local pottery. A local veteran who is an accomplished artist decided to create “Leroy,” seen above, to honor the memory of a local vet who had died in January.
The project was begun as an attempt to raise funds and generate local interest in the arts.
Then a local veterans group became upset over the fiberglass rabbit’s proximity to the local veteran’s memorial…even though it was created by a vet to honor the memory of another vet.
The artist has re-named the bunny “Peace.”
More, including a television clip at the link.
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