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About the Sand Sculptor
JOHN & LAURA GOWDY
John and Laura Gowdy have created sand sculptures for the Saracini-O’Neill AC 911 Memorial since 2017.
His sculptures for the memorial reflect a September eleventh theme and poignantly feature those men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Look closely at his sculptures and you will discover multiple symbols. The number 343 carved into the shield on a fireman’s hat representing the number of firefighters who perished on September 11.
Shading on the twin towers representing the number 11.
A firefighter holding a crumpled helmet representing the firemen that died on September 11.
John’s attention to detail is legendary. These sand sculptures are popular with residents and visitors before, during and long after the 911 memorial ceremony.
Lighting illuminates the sculpture at night. In addition to the Saracini-O’Neill AC911 Memorial itself, the sand sculpture area has become a spot for reflection and meditation. Many individuals choose to photograph Gowdy’s work.
We deeply appreciate the care and thought that John and Laura put into each and every work of art.
See more of John’s creations at https://www.johngowdy.com
AC 911 Ceremony - 2020
AC 911 Ceremony - 2019
AC 911 Ceremony - 2018
AC 911 Ceremony - 2017
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4800 Boardwalk #1610, Ventnor, NJ 08406
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