2007 Las Vegas World of Concrete Showing of 9/11 Art Sculpture
Posing for the camera, San is very proud of this Concrete Pipe Sculpture with the images of her 4 street signs telling the story of 9/11 sculpted and painted on the inside of this walk through installation piece.
ABOVE SAN IS SHOWN IN DIFFERENT PHOTO STAGES OF THE CREATION OF HER CONCRETE PIPE INSTALLATION SCULPTURE THAT WAS SHOWCASED IN LAS VEGAS. THIS WAS DONE IN JANUARY OF 2007.
San lived in Allentown for almost two years in 2005 to 07. In 2006 she came up with the idea of placing 11 concrete pipe memorial sculptures around the US and the Morning Call Newspaper did a story on it. She sculpted/engraved street sign symbols that tell the story of 9/11, on a concrete pipe that was donated by Vince Bussio, the owner of
Geneva Pipe. This was showcased at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV as a test sculpture for San to see how well it would be received. This sculpture is now in Moapa, NV at Geneva Pipe and can be viewed there. San tried to get the project off and running at that time, but the concrete pipe, walk through experience sculptures were harder to get placed than she thought they would be. San then built
a website around this concrete pipe project in 2007 and left it up and running to hopefully spark some interest in her project.
It wasn’t until Rich Parrish, the CEO of Impact Environmental, found San’s website in December of 2010. He let her know that he had something of great interest for her to create out of the concrete slurry wall from Ground Zero. He stated in his email that his company had
the honor of working at the site for a few years and ‘As part of the cleanup, we were required to take portions of the concrete slurry wall around the trade center out to make room for the underground rail that will now pull into the new trade center complex. The slurry wall is interesting in that it is the only piece of the trade center that actually still exists from the first buildings. Thus,
it is the only surviving artifact. Recognizing the historical significance of these concrete pieces, we stored some for the future…….’
Later that day, when San finally got a chance to speak with Rich, she asked where the concrete blocks were and he said in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area! That is where San came up with the idea of doing concrete sculptures in the first place. This was the concrete
she needed to make her dream come true. A full circle of events had just happened.