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Kelly Borsheim, 911
14" x 6" x 8", 9/12/01

"9-1-1" expresses some of my anguish for people I did not know and my sorrow for a world that could know such hatred and disregard for the miracles of life. The ashes from the collapse of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City that cover the figure also represent the pain of others. This pain covers us, minimizing the difference in our looks and cultural backgrounds, and allows us the ability to feel empathy.

"9-1-1" (pronounced "nine-one-one", the number to call for emergency assistance, as well as the date of the human atrocity) is an open edition, meaning I have not limited the number of castings that may be made of this bronze sculpture.

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