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Statue of Liberty Art Installation

Project Type


Model Making


This was created as part of the Techniques of Design class. Our task was to create an art installation to be built nearby the Statue of Liberty. 

As I was coming up with ideas, I began to think about how the Statue of Liberty represents freedom and the path to liberty. I thought about the treacherous path to America that many had to make, and how challenging it was. I thought about the thousands that died along the journey or not long after, and wanted to construct something to honor them.

The result was a giant statue of a shipwreck that would be submerged in New York Harbor. I decided to go with a shipwreck because of how recognizable of an icon it is. I wanted the idea to be very clear that I was observing those who didn't make along their journeys aboard the giant ships to America.

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