A statue of a rabbit raised controversy last week because of where it was placed in Dedham.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Last Thursday marked an annual fun-filled event in Dedham: The Annual Flag Day Parade. But preceeding the parade was a bit of controversy created by the placement of a rabbit statue in an area dedicated to the town's veterans. The rabbit was one of more than a dozen created as part of the Dedham Public Art Project, which culminated in the spring with artist-painted fiberglass rabbit sculptures. The rabbits were then placed across town in high-visibility locations. But one of the rabbits created a stir due to its placement, though the rabbit in question was dedicated to veterans and was not placed there to cause harm, according to an article on Boston.com. So what do you think? Was the placement of the rabbit in poor taste leading up to…
"Bunnygate" has the Town of Dedham divided over public land use and honoring veterans.
A five-foot fiberglass rabbit statue on the Oakdale Common is causing some controvery in town this week. It's not the rabbit itself; it's more the location where it is placed, on a common which is also home to a memorial for residents who have served in the armed forces. Local veterans are calling for the statue to be removed, or at the very least, covered for tonight's Flag Day parade. The rabbit, one of more than a dozen, is part of the Dedham Public Art Project unveiled earlier this year, which culminated this spring with these artist-painted fiberglass rabbit sculptures placed across town in high-visibiilty locations. Each rabbit is painted by a juried selection of local artists, each sponsored by local businesses, individuals and …