Reflect - 9/11 Memorial - Rosemead, CA

This stainless steel 9/11 memorial sculpture incorporates a damaged I-beam salvaged from the World Trade Center. Heath Satow's contemporary sculpture Reflect is composed of 2,976 individual pieces. Each stylized dove silhouette represents a victim lost in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U.S. in 2001.

Satow's intention of matching the number of doves to the official 9/11 victim count is to give the viewer a point of tangible reference as to what 2,976 actually looks like. It is an emotional experience to view and touch the pieces, realizing that each represents a loved one lost. Each dove is joined together, spiraling upwards to form hands cradling the World Trade Center I-beam. The hands are symbolic of our human connection to 9/11; it is our past, woven together - united to rise up from adversity.

Reflect was commissioned by the City of Rosemead to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, commemorating the ten year milestone since this national tragedy.

Technical specifications: 7 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and 3 feet deep. Made from polished stainless steel and a damaged, rusted I-beam from the collapsed World Trade Center buildings.