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Dalton M. Ghetti's 9/11 Memorial composed of 3,000 lead tears.

There is a sacredness in tears.  They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.  They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.  They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.  ~Washington Irving

Bridgeport artist, Dalton M. Ghetti, famous for his extraordinarily intricate carvings of found pencils, was deeply moved by the 9/11 tragedy.  Shaping 3,000 tears the size of a rice grain, Ghetti began transferring his well of tears into these graphite markings, which took him a full decade to compose.  His tribute will be unveiled Sunday, September 11th, at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT at 12:00 (http://www.nbmaa.org/).  In something so micro, Ghetti captures the heaviness in all our hearts.

Image Source: http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/9-11-attacks-ten-years/hc-sept-11-teardrop-nbmaa-pictures-20110905,0,7513715.photogallery

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