Museum of Arts & Design
9-11 Artists Respond
Sixty Artists Express ' Horror, Grief, Healing'
 
Opening September 11, 2002
At the American Craft Museum
 
Excerpt from  Museum of Arts & Design press release:

" Others, like jeweler Gallen Benson's elegant "Sacred Hand", use recognizable forms toward spiritual ends.  His piece places a heart of pipestone in a sterling siver hand, cast from his own.  Contained within the heart are four smaller hands that turn like the spokes on a wheel and symbolize the four directions.  Each hand is set with a different stone, representing the four colors of people and their interconnectedness emerging from the hand of the Creator."