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Tumbling Woman, 2001. Bronze, 37x74x50. Artist, Eric Fischl

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without even having noticed it. ~C.S. Lewis

Eric Fischl’s Tumbling Woman sculpture stirred controversy when it was revealed at Rockefeller Center in 2009.  Meant to honor those who fell to their death from the World Trade Center on 9/11, the public was shocked by the truth.  The statue was covered immediately and removed.

Fischl inscribed the following words:

“We watched,
disbelieving and helpless,
on that savage day.
People we love
began falling,
helpless and in disbelief.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/19/national/main522528.shtml

Image from: www.ericfischl.com

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