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Old 04-22-2007, 05:29 PM
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Re: Sculptures for Fallen Heroes

I was commisioned by a large real estate company developing the harborside financial center in Jersey City to create a tribute to the efforts of the iron workers who toiled as long and hard as anyone at ground zero. My proposal included the use of actual wreckage - and I eventually found myself at a processing facility confronted by the largest,scariest pile of scrap I will ever experience. I selected usable pieces for the art (about a ton) and set to work upon the harrowing task of composing it all into a meaningful monument. I completed it by sept 11 2002 and it was presented during a citywide ceremony. My aesthetic usually works against me for memorial situations but this time I was the only man for the job. My studio never lost the smell of that disaster thereafter. The event has never left a corner of my mind.
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