Our nation’s sons

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Our nation's sons
Our nation's sons

Even without the tragic echoes of the Trayvon Martin case, this new 40-foot-high mural in Edinburgh, Scotland, would pack a wallop.

This giant hoodie icon was painted by Joe Caslin,  a student at Edinburgh College of Art as part of a series of public images called Our Nation’s Sons. According to the his website five other large-scale works will pop up around the city during the next 10 days. Caslin tells the BBC:  

“These drawings of young men will be used as a tool to re-establish young men as legitimate participants within today’s society by giving them a voice and a tangible presence within our city. Community cohesion and participation is fundamental to the project.”

Legitimate participants within today’s society. Our nation’s sons.

Yes. Exactly.

(Image: Screengrab from Caslin’s movie about posting the murals. One of the kids kicks something – a ball? a potato? – around 2:30. Anyone know what it is?)

Our nation's sons

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