Refraction – WP Weekly Photo

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Eleven Tears Memorial Reflecting Pool
New York City

Eleven Tears is an elegant tribute to the 11 American Express employees who died on September 11, 2001.  The foundation of the memorial, designed by artist Ken Smith, is an 11-sided black granite reflecting pool.  A 600-pound, tear-shaped Brazilian quartz, carved with 11 sides, is suspended at the center of the memorial. The quartz hangs from 11 thin cables over the center of a black, granite pool with 11 sides. Each employee’s name is etched into the granite, along with five words or phrases that describe the person.  Drops of water gently fall like tears over those inscriptions.  Nearby is a panel that gives further biographical details on each person.

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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11 Responses to Refraction – WP Weekly Photo

  1. A moving story and image. Thank you.


  2. galeweithers says:

    Not only a great picture but such an interesting story. Thanks for sharing them both!


  3. Tina Schell says:

    What a gorgeous choice! Hadnt seen this memorial before. in NYC??


  4. That’s one powerful tribute. A lot of thought went into that exquisite design, it’s so moving.


  5. Raven Spirit says:

    This is exquisite – thank you.


  6. Wow, beautiful and touching.


  7. Becca this is so touching. Art suspends the sorrow.


  8. Wow, excellent and powerful photo share!


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