Public Art

9/11 Memorial (Detail)

“Public art, especially when it is of monumental character, provides an immediate impact that, in my eyes, is derived from its democratic nature. Public art is free and accessible at all times to all people from all walks of life. When a monument extends beyond the telling of a past event, it has the power to influence and unite people in an immediate way that is both visceral and intellectual.  A public art, which carries a strong message, has the power to affect a collective norm. It may broaden people’s thinking, encourage them to accept the validity of different viewpoints, and consequentially, it may bring on meaningful societal changes".

Artist’s Statement, 2003