This piece, made of finished bronze with patina, is made by Frank Bender, a sculptor renowned for his work on forensic facial identifications. Bender used human remains discovered in an African Burial Ground in 1991 and selected three skulls to work with. Said Bender, "I held the eldest woman's skull in my hands and felt that she had endured the most. The younger woman with the bandana had been shot in the back. The young man in the background, the youngest and tallest of the three, is rising for a hope-filled future. The three hands joined together in the earth convey the idea that "we are all one in death."

Installed, 2003