In Philadelphia: 12,000 chalk outlines represent annual toll of US gun homicides


For about 12 hours Saturday, local artist Peter Quinn and a team of volunteers drew thousands of chalk body outlines across all four lanes of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, from 20th Street to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

Quinn describes “American Casualties: A Drawing,” as a community art project intended as “a visual image of the devastation of gun violence in America each year.”

Quinn crowd-funded the project, raising more that $8,000 at Kickstarter.com to for chalk, city permits, and to document the project.

Visit “American Casualties: A Drawing” at facebook.com/AmericanCasualtiesDrawing and on Twitter @12000bodies.

Larry Kane interviewed Quinn and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in advance of the project for CBS3: Artist Transforms Some Of Philadelphia Into Canvas Reflecting Crisis In America.

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