‘Respect Existence’, was a 3D street art installation completed in Baltimore MD to call attention to the children of parents and family members seeking asylum in the United States but being held in detention facilities similar in principle to the internment camps holding Japanese, Italian, and German Americans during World War II.
(above) 3D street painting artist Anthony Cappetto working on figures of four detained children of parents/family seeking asylum.
Above in the work, one sees the four children detained on a metal bench facing the US Flag, upside down, indicating distress. Each child is holding part of a mylar blanket issued to keep them warm, draped over a landscape at the Rio Grande between Mexico and the United States separated from freedom by prison bars.
Beyond the prison bars is a Trump Wall free world with freedom and fairness for all, typically the policy of our Nation of Immigrants.
#Respect #Resist #Remember
Prior to our live 3D street painting project, we were developing a 4D animated augmented reality component positioning animated children holding placards of #Respect and #Remember while an ICE guard was programmed to walk menacingly at the base of the art.