One Boston Day: Honoring the bombing victims
By NBP Staff | April 15, 2016, 6:08 EDT
Following the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, many people worked through their grief, and placed the events of that day into larger context, with photography, painting, poetry and other creative endeavors.
Robert X. Fogarty, creator of the “Dear World” message-on-skin portrait series, photographed several runners who sustained injuries from the attack at the finish line with messages of hope and resilience on their bodies.
Brain Fox, a Fall River artist, honored the survivors with a painting. The piece, entitled “Endurance,” was hung at the Spaulding Rehab Center in Boston, where many of the victims received treatment.
Edward Mulholland, a professor of Classical Languages at Benedictine College, penned a tribute to Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed by the bombings. Mulholland’s poem, The New Pheidippides, published a week after the attack by the National Catholic Register, appears below: