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This sculpture is dedicated to local resident John Krapf and the entire Lehigh Valley, as a coming home piece. All the aggregate stone and sand used to mix the concrete for the slurry wall at the World Trade Center originated there. John Krapf, along with Rich Parrish had the foresight to save a few of the cut-out sections of the slurry wall that had to be removed to bring in the new PATH subway station. Richs’ company, Impact Environmental, was responsible for removing the cut-out sections of the wall to dispose of them out of state. This is the first of 17 of those salvaged pieces that started the Project 911UP memorial series. Rich Parrish was the CEO of the company removing over 100 pieces of the wall. John Krapf saved these 17 pieces on his land in Pennsylvania and was the one selected to call an artist to sculpt them. Unfortunately, John passed away before he could do this. Rich Parrish took up the torch, researching concrete and steel artists.
Low and behold, Sandra Priest was chosen as the artist for this first sculpture and given the entire project in return. San designed this sculpture with binary code all around. The ‘head’ has binary code for NY, NY on each side. The top of the ‘arms’ have binary code for PA and DC. These three codes represent the 3 sites that were affected. Now San works with Kay Krapf, Johns’s widow along with Rich Parrish, when she needs advice and guidance.