Now showing in the The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on Chicago’s North Shore is ‘The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates’ an installation by Julie Green.
“For 15 years, Julie Green has painted images of death row inmates’ last meal requests in cobalt blue mineral paint onto second-hand ceramic plates. She intends to continue making 50 plates per year until capital punishment is abolished.
Every plate in “The Last Supper” is accompanied by a description of the meal request, date and state — but no more. Without naming the inmate or crime, the meals highlight the human dimension of capital punishment. The plates function as anonymous portraits that when grouped together suggest a memorial to lost life on a mass scale.”
The exhibition closes August 8th, visit the Official Site for more info.