MN artist's 9/11 memorial urn to be featured at NYC museum

8:27 PM, Sep 9, 2011   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- While there are all sorts of ways to remember the 10th anniversary of September 11th , 2001, nothing is quite like the creation by University of Minnesota artist Tom Lane.

Lane, who specializes in casting large porcelain projects as part of his ongoing research into conflict and loss, felt compelled to honor the victims of 9/11.

"It's about memory, it's about not forgetting," said Lane.

He spent the past 1 ½ years perfecting the design.
The 9/11 Memorial Urn is 51" high and 16"wide. It has been fired in a kiln three times, with the last firing fusing iron pigmented text to the surface which holds the 2,977 victim's names from all of the events that day.

The urn has been selected to be part of the permanent collection at the National September 11 Museum in New York City.

"It blew me away because the idea that all these families are going to come and see my piece, it's just amazing," Lane said. 


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