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Avon residents & business owners react to 'Untitled,' a sculpture with a stark message about heroin

Posted at 12:50 PM, Feb 24, 2017

The sculpture, "Untitled," by Tiffin artist Ryan Poignon, is turning heads along Detroit Road in Avon.

According to artist Poignon, his interpretation of the piece is a visual of how one achieves a high from drug use, only to plunge to a disastrous low.

The installation, made of 100% recycled materials, stands more than 14 feet high and 15 feet wide. It features several pairs of human legs topped with syringes instead of torsos and heads.

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The traveling sculpture will be at 36774 Detroit Road in Avon through Tuesday, March 7. The community is invited to view the art installation and talk about it with friends, co?workers and family.

“I didn’t give the sculpture a name because I want people to put their personal interpretation with it when they see it,” says artist Ryan Poignon.

City officials have provided a #FightForRecovery plaque and are encouraging the public to share a photo of themselves posing with the hashtag and the sculpture on their personal social media platforms to help bring addiction awareness into the public realm.

“The sculpture may be uncomfortable to look at,” says Mayor Bryan Jensen. “However, the goal is to educate people and start conversations about this issue. The statistics are staggering and the numbers continue to rise.”