A new art installation called “Barrier Free” now stands in the Hall of Mayors at Memphis City Hall.
It’s beautiful. It’s big…real big. The main piece has larger-than-life photos of families from across the city.
That part of the piece represents “our beautiful diverse tapestry,” reads the artist’s statement from Yancy Villa-Calvo, hired to create the installation by Latino Memphis.
Graphic shirts at the end caught my eye. What did they say?
The delightful little girl’s shirt reads “Follow Your Heart” and I hope she follows hers.
The man standing behind her followed his heart when it came to choose his wardrobe. His shirt reads “I don’t give a….” Below the words, a cartoon rat leads a cartoon donkey.
Reading between those twisty lines of high comedy, you know this shirt implies: “I don’t give a rat’s ass.”
Then, you look up at the man wearing the shirt and you realize he really doesn’t. At. All.
Good for you Rat’s Ass Shirt in a Big Public Art Display Guy. Much respect for you playing by your own rules.