Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Bunny at Petruzziello Plaza

The Five-Year-Old at Work. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The fourth entry in The Five-Year-Old’s ongoing Photo Documentary series about the Dedham Shines Public Art Project.

This week on Through the Lens, The Five-Year-Old visits Bunny in the Clouds, by Gary Koeppel. Local readers can find the bunny at Petruzziello Plaza, on the corner of Washington and Bryant Street.

A resident of Roslindale, Koeppel normally paints landscapes in oil. But he switched mediums to paint a gigantic fiberglass bunny in acrylics — just this once — as a way to get his work out in front of more people.

The installation of this particular bunny is brilliant. The bunny is set in the midst of a landscaped garden, which perfectly sets off Koeppel’s delicately painted lilies, grass, and butterflies.

To my (and The Five-Year-Old’s) disappointment, Koeppel’s show at the Muddy River Gallery in Brookline has already closed. But I hear there are a couple of utility boxes on Center Street in West Roxbury which boast his artwork. And that there may be some landscapes available for viewing at the Dedham Square Art Guild. Sounds like another field trip may be in order.

In the meantime, here is Koeppel’s bunny, as The Five-Year-Old sees it.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

The side.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

The other side.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

And a closeup.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

Ok, two.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

Be sure to tune in next week, when The Five-Year-Old visits Ace the White Rabbit at the Endicott Library.

Bunny in the Clouds (c) 2012 Gary Koeppel

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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