"Reflections" was an exhibit representing my personal response to 911 and was presented in 2002. I was deeply impacted by the events of that day and felt a need to respond through my work.
I chose to make 220 (the combined number of floors of both Towers) small, round, closed-forms with sound. Each piece has a different sound. There are tiny, individual fragments of clay that create a delicate and soft sound. The pieces were "burnished" with polished stones which gave them a very reflective surface. No color was used.
The pieces were put through the "Raku" firing process over several weeks in the Spring of 2002. The "blackness" of the finished piece is a result of the process used.
The 220 different sized forms were placed into a large, steel I-beam (similar to ones used in the Towers). The display was then lit very precisely to convey the essence of a "reflection" of hope and peace for our future, even through the darkness.
The finished work was on display at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2002.