I am a sculptor who for nearly 40 years has created public monuments and personal sculptures that address the complexities of history, race, human rights, disabilities and the power of poetry and music. My largest public commission, unveiled in 2003, was for the Boston Women’s Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay. It has since become an icon and site for celebration. Likewise my Memorial to September 11th, based on a sculpture I made just after the attack, was installed in New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is a magnet for those seeking strength and inspiration to work for peace. I will soon complete the FDR Hope Memorial, which chronicles the transformation of Roosevelt Island, NYC, from an outpost of quarantine and penal servitude to a center for healing, research, and pioneering inclusion.