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The "Back to School Shopping" art installation by artist WhIsBe is a commentary on U.S. school shootings, meant to ask 'How long before life imitates art?'The child-sized bulletproof vests are adorned with cartoon characters like Pikachu, Care Bears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while the lunch boxes are filled with replica guns, Tasers and brass knuckles.Since 1970, there have been more than 1,300 incidents of gun violence at schools in the United States, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database maintained by the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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