The World Trade Center Falling on Your Head Meme

The sculpture you see below, believe it or not, was created to honor those that died in the World Trade Center airplane bombing on September 11, 2001.  The fact that many people leapt out of the burning buildings to escape the fire in the sky to quickly find their deaths on the ground below was lost on the artist.

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The Aesthetics of Falling and the Value of Lead

We live hierarchical lives where we respond to roles on levels in order to establish and maintain our human aesthetic. That aesthetic — that moral, cultural and intellectual view of the world — is threatened if we try to change our lives in a way that was never intended. That lack of attention to the self and its precepts leads to a downfall. Historically, our favorite way to perceive the world is in three tiers, and — with a nod to Shakespeare and Dr. Freud’s incredible The Theme of the Three Caskets essay — we will name those tiers from top-to-bottom Gold, Lead and Silver.

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