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Sculptor Aims To Inspire B-More To Be More With His Art

BALTIMORE (WJZ)-- A new sculpture could soon be taking shape in the heart of downtown Baltimore.

Mary Bubala has more.

Baltimore is often known as B-more, and a local artist says there's a message built into it that he wants everyone to see.

"I thought of how 'B-more' could inspire people to be more in B-more," sculptor Regi Taylor said.

Taylor has launched a campaign to raise $100,000 to construct a sculpture at the Inner Harbor called B-more. It would stand 9 feet tall and 50 feet long.

"Our city, I think our community, needs to be more. I think there are lots of ways that we could uplift our community," he said.

The sculpture would include the word 'B-more' in 30 different languages.

"I want a permanent public piece of art in Baltimore City to not only welcome visitors to our city, to B-more. but also to inspire people within our communities and neighborhoods to be more," Taylor said.

Taylor wanted to talk about his project near one that inspired him when he was young at the corner of Druid and Fulton. That mural made him realize how powerful public art can be.

"It was things like the life mural that brought me back to earth and made me think about my actions and made me think about my interactions," Taylor said.

Taylor still needs approval from the city. So far, he's raised just over $300. To donate to his project, click here.

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