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By Bernie Petit

Inspired by the history of blacksmithing, “Thicket” took its place in September 2015 on the terrace at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts. The 7.5-foot square block, created by New Mexico-based sculptor Tom Joyce, is composed of stainless steel rods passing through cast iron hammer heads.

The artwork includes pieces from Joyce’s previous projects, including steel from the World Trade Center. He was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to forge letters for the phrase, “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”

“Thicket” is the final piece of Project Ten Ten Ten, a series of innovative works commissioned in honor of the Mint Museum Uptown’s opening in October 2010.

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This article ran in the March 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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