Boston Public Library, Boston MA
In April 2013 two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Almost immediately a makeshift memorial began to take shape, people from across the globe left flowers, posters, notes, t-shirts, tokens of all shapes and sizes, and especially running shoes. Each of the objects left at the memorial was a message of love and support for grieving families and a grieving city. They symbolized the desire to help, comfort, connect when confronted with great tragedy. To mark the one year anniversary, a selection of items from the memorial collection were displayed at the Boston Public Library for 5 weeks. During that time 51,777 visitors came to see the exhibit.
Fabrication and Installation
Photographs ©2014 Christian Phillips