The giant sculpture of a burnt spoon is on the move again, this time appearing outside a Rhode Island drugmaker’s office to protest the opioid crisis.
The Providence Journal reported that 48-year-old Domenic Esposito, of Westwood, Mass., and a partner placed the nearly 11-foot-long, 800-pound spoon at the front gates of Rhodes Pharmaceuticals in Coventry recently.
Esposito, whose brother has struggled with addiction, says his sculpture is about “exposing this web of influence that Big Pharma has had on us.”
The Associated Press said a spokesman for the company could not be reached.
Esposito has previously taken the spoon to Purdue Pharma’s Stamford, Conn., headquarters and to the Massachusetts Statehouse as a gift to state Attorney General Maura Healey.
He said he may engrave the names of people who died of overdoses on future spoons.