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Dedication of ten smaller satellite sculptures, Dorchester Voices/Dorchester History, October 2010

Community residents Rich Tyson (Edward Everett Square Committee), Lauren Smyth (Neighborhood Services, City of Boston), Maureen Feeney (City Councilor, City of Boston), Bob Rugo (neighbor and community activist) and Jeff Kline (Dorchester People for Peace) unveil one of the ten smaller bronze sculptures. These were created by Laura Baring-Gould to describe personal or community experiences throughout Dorchester’s history, and each contains a center sculptural still life encircled by two or three quotes from Dorchester residents from various time periods. The artworks celebrate common themes of tenacity, pride and community concern, while the quotes become a call and response across time and shared human experience. These smaller sculptures were designed to directly appeal to neighbors and those who might visit or pass through the Square. Each piece offers an intriguing tactile experience, with rich detail and narrative.

Image courtesy of Robert Rugo