The Children’s Chairs Project is an installation of small multicolored handmade chairs. These chairs represent the important place children hold in the community.
The colors represent the diversity of their background – some, descendants of those who first lived on this land, others offspring of parents who came to America from around the world.
We adults occupy the role of guardians, like buoys that mark marine dangers. The children float on the waves of the future. Protect them as they move into uncharted waters – they face grave dangers
Gail Jerauld Bos - “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (The Children’s Chairs Project)
Wood, wire, glue
Gail Jerauld Bos was born in 1938 and has worked in construction, education, art and international development in West Africa. Currently she does special programs, “Taking a Look at Art and at Science”, with young children in the Boston Public Schools. Her art, paintings and monoprints fill her studio on Green St. in Jamaica Plain and her installations can be found at a number of sites across the city. Supported by WDB.