For three years, artist Judy Taylor’s mural, “The History of Maine Labor,” hung quietly on the walls of the Maine Department of Labor building in Augusta. Then Governor Paul LePage ordered it removed, citing complaints from business officials who objected to the content. The national controversy made Taylor’s mural into the most famous work of art in Maine, and yet few Mainers have seen the thirty-six-foot-long work in its entirety. Here are the eleven panels and the story they tell.
Images Courtesy JudyTaylorStudio.com