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No. 04 The Ascension

Design: Valerie McGarry, Whitby, Canada

Cut marble, smalti mosaic, 2021

The design represents the ascent to heaven, from the dark to the light. Each of the eleven victims are represented by a thin piece of blue smalti. I looked up their ages and the length of the piece represents the age: the youngest was fifty-four and is one inch and the oldest was ninety-seven and is two inches. The thin blue line represents their spirits connecting to heaven.