The owner of a Los Angeles mannequin rental business has created a powerful visual display on his West Hollywood roof, scattering 50 of the props atop his house with a large sign proclaiming, "50 dead people #guncontrol."
The art installation, titled "No One Is Safe," is a statement on the mass killing at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.
The artist, ChadMichael Morrisette, told NBC4 Los Angeles that he wants to shock and motivate passersby.
"This affected me so much. I wanted people to see as the biggest shooting in American history, what that might look like, and I have the ability to show them that ...
It doesn’t matter if it’s a church or a movie theater or a gay club or an elementary school. All of us at this point should be able to relate to it."
Morrisette was also behind the controversial 2008 Halloween effigy of a mannequin dressed as Sarah Palin, an updo, glasses and red suit, hanged by the neck from a noose.
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