'Respect Existence...' 3D Street Art Public Art Installation, Baltimore MD

‘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.

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(above) 3D street painting artist Anthony Cappetto working on figures of four detained children of parents/family seeking asylum.

 Original sketch of ‘Respect Existence’ by Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours.

Original sketch of ‘Respect Existence’ by Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours.

 Artists Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum facing with the drawn children in solidarity.

Artists Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum facing with the drawn children in solidarity.

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

 Art for After Hours team of Anthony Cappetto with Wendy Stum proudly posing within the 3D street painting art piece ‘Respect Existence’

Art for After Hours team of Anthony Cappetto with Wendy Stum proudly posing within the 3D street painting art piece ‘Respect Existence’

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.

 This was a moving piece for us and for the Baltimore community. Despite a weekend of inclement weather, sometimes part of live outdoor work; we were proud to share this artistic statement. #Respect #Remember

This was a moving piece for us and for the Baltimore community. Despite a weekend of inclement weather, sometimes part of live outdoor work; we were proud to share this artistic statement. #Respect #Remember

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