WASHINGTON — Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has admitted regret over ordering his Department of Labor to remove a mural depicting the state’s labor history from its lobby. Since its removal, protesters have threatened to form a human chain, the federal government has stepped in.
And inadvertently, the move also made the mural larger than life — literally. Late at night on April 2, a group of three artists calling themselves “BrokeFix” visited Maine’s capitol building in Augusta. Running a projector out of their car, they projected a large image of the mural onto the capitol’s edifice for roughly two hours.
A video of their stunt went viral, even making its way to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who called it a “brilliant idea,” a “giant fantastic slideshow right on the outside of the people’s house.”