Yesterday evening, the bronze “Make Way for Ducklings” statues at Boston’s Public Garden got outfitted in (faux) lace collars in tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the United States Supreme Court justice who died on Sept. 18 at age 87, and her signature lace collars and necklaces that she wore with her black judicial robes.
“Dissent is Patriotic,” writes the Malden artist behind the project, Karyn Alzayer. You may remember when she enclosed the ducklings in tiny jail cages in August 2019 to protest the abuse of immigrants by the U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement under the Trump Administration. This time, Alzayer hand-painted felt backing glued to fabric to make the collars, tied around the ducklings’ necks with ribbon.
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