In line with our promise to bring you more news on the Bengal Bunny pretty soon after it happens, The Five-Year-Old and I are heartbroken to report that last weekend someone hacked away at the Bengal Bunny’s face.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that according to Monika Wilkinson of Dedham Shines, the fundraising efforts last week were successful,* and Dedham Shines has enough to cover the cost of repairing the Bengal Bunny. According to Wilkinson, Sal D’Antona will repair the bunny’s ear and face sometime next week. In the meantime, Dedham Shines is working with the Dedham Parks and Recreation department on a plan to prevent future attacks.
The Five-Year-Old and I will keep an eye on the situation and bring you pictures of the restored Bengal Bunny as soon as we can.
*Although the Bengal Bunny Repair Fund is in good shape, at press time Dedham Shines still needed donations to cover the cost of installing the other rabbits ($2400/rabbit).
Did you know that I’ve got a book out about the 2012 Dedham Public Art Project?
In addition to providing tips for viewing public art with kids ages 3-10, What’s That, Mom? offers much more detail on the 15 giant fiberglass rabbits included in the 2012 Dedham Public Art Project, including a complete set of (higher quality) photographs, influences on their various designs, and several interviews with the local artists who painted the bunnies.
- Breaking News from Your Caterpickles Official Junior Photojournalist: Bengal Bunny Vandalized! (Caterpickles)
- Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Dedham Public Art Project (Caterpickles)