My most invested body of work to date. The year I am giving to myself, to my art, to the world.

In reaction to the events of 911 I have created this series of twelve ceramic sculptures. Six sets of two reflecting the towers. The idea was my imagining of what a core from ground zero would be made of ? All the things, building stuff, personal objects, body parts. I consider this to be a metamorphic montage of sculptural images that for me are symbolic. It is my hope they will tell a different story to each individual that views them.

I imagine six sets of two connected by black granite paths with white benches to stop and ponder. I imagine elements emerging from the towers. Elements such as water, fire. sound, wind, light, ( OIL? )..

I imagine some day putting it all together.

Richard Art. Akers

cores from ground zero

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