School Shootings: Then and Now

Tammy Movsas's avatar Tammy Movsas

Via the use of melted crayon wax , this abstract, public health art piece depicts the horror of school gun violence. By viewing the holographic blackboard from different angles, you will see that it switches between two messages (a) 1999: ATYPICAL day at school and (b) 2018: a TYPICAL day at school to emphasize how common school shootings are today compared to 20 years ago when school shootings were unheard of (i.e.Columbine shooting occurred in 1999) The crayons, representing students, are wrapped in multicultural colors but note that all students, regardless of color, bleed red!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: melted crayons, holographic photo
  • Width: 16 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 40 inches