The piece is about crossing and bridging divides. It is about “re-membering,” or putting something back together. The sticks can represent fragments of something disparate, or fragments that can be connected in some way to create a bridge. Wood is used to symbolize kindling for a fire, which represents renewal. Although the sticks reference wood, they are of bronze, a medium I chose as a way to memorialize. Each stick is inscribed with a name of a Palestinian or Israeli child who was killed during the Al-Aqsa Intifada (September 2000-February 2005).
16"h x 17"w x 6"d