Project Description

For Freedoms Billboards (2018)

Wyoming, Chicago, LA

Paula Crown x For Freedoms 50 State Initiative

This billboard-based piece, commissioned by For Freedoms as part of its 50 State Initiative, is both a confrontation and a call to action. The work, entitled Thoughts and Prayers, presents two firearms reflected in conflict under the flattened sentiment of a clichéd phrase. Crown confronts the viewer with a choice of action or indifference thereby urging citizens to “translate thoughts and prayers into policy.”

Thoughts and Prayers, sponsored by 21c Museum Hotel, was on view at 11 W Illinois St. Chicago, IL from September 27, 2018 through November 30, 2018 and Hurt People Hurt People, was on view in Los Angeles, CA, 2018.

Installation view Thoughts and PrayersChicago, IL, 2018

Installation view Thoughts and PrayersChicago, IL, 2018

Installation view Thoughts and Prayers,  Chicago, IL, 2018

Hurt People Hurt People, Los Angeles, CA, 2018

Installation view Hurt People Hurt People, Los Angeles, CA, 2018