“Onlookers at Fort Point stop to admire and make sense of the eye-catching figures. The uniform shapes are painted “safety orange” for good reason. From an artistic standpoint, it was important for the artists to choose a bright color they knew would make a big impression on observers.

On a deeper level, the color “safety orange” is a color that signifies the idea of hazards, danger and safety. Life vests and safety rafts are usually this brash, orange color which set them apart from their surroundings. The alarming orange color evokes a sense of urgency common to the journey of those seeking asylum.”

Collaborating with Jeremy Angier as A+J Art+Design, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) was unveiled for installation from Oct. – Dec. 2016 in Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA! Check out the story on CNN.

“Almost two years ago to the day, a crowd gathered around under overcast, rainy skies to witness Russell’s statue get unveiled in Boston’s City Hall Plaza. The bust in his honor was the first phase of the Bill Russell Legacy Project, which aims to honor Russell’s contributions as a player, a human rights advocate and a mentor to young children in the Boston community. On Wednesday afternoon, ahead of Boston’s season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, Phase Two of the project was unveiled amid similarly dreary weather.”

 

 

‘Bill Russell Legacy Project’ Statues Unveiled At Boston’s City Hall (Photos)

Art doesn’t come from a mold. It comes from the heart and mind of the artist. Hirsch was a boxing neophyte when she received the commission from the Grand Rapids Community Legends Foundation to create the Ketchel sculpture.