"This sculpture was created shortly after and is dedicated to the 9/11 tragedy, hoping to bring some relief to its audience. The piece is called "Holding it Together" and is made out of cast concrete with two connecting brass tubes. Two pieces of concrete are almost pulling away from each other but the three brass rods hold them together and pull them back. The construction of this piece is simple but the meaningful concept is deep.
If you think about it in connection with the 9/11 events, it will make you understand the way a heart breaks and is held together by hope and support. What else do you see in this simple sculpture? Bill Piper, the sculptor of this piece, likes working with cast concrete. He had a grand scale work presented at the Walla Walla Community College called “The Arch of Friendship” and it is made out of a similar material.”
-Kristina Kosakova, Junior Communications Major at WWU