And we’ve been working closely with the City of Highwood to create a sculpture to continue that awareness. The sculpture is a bronze and stainless steel piece entitled Solace, depicting a fireman taking a moment to acknowledge those who perished on that day and is meant to serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the heinous act of terrorism. The name “Solace” came from the unity that we found as a nation to weather the loss, and to always continue to remember and honor those who died on that day. The monument also contains a remnant of the World Trade Center tower debris, which was a gift to the city of Highwood.
The sculpture was created by world-renowned, local artist Julie Rotblatt-Amrany, and will be unveiled on September 11, 2015, at 11 am in front of Highwood City Hall. The Midwest Young Artists will also be on site to sing the National Anthem, as well as Highland Park High School’s Chamber group, Voices Rising. A light reception will follow the dedication, and all of the public is welcome and invited to attend.
About Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany:
This Chicago-based group of artists and designers is known for iconic sculpture and design with installations including public parks and urban development. Their expertise spans the domain of figurative bronze monuments to contemporary art installations incorporating steel, glass, and granite and their works will last in perpetuity. They reflect contemporary consciousness and look into the future for experimentation with newfound materials and cutting edge discoveries in science. In the last 20 years in the United States alone, they have completed more than 200 public works of art. For more information contact 1-847-432-9925