Westville Sculpture Commemorates 9/11

WESTVILLE, Ind. (AP) _ A large marble sculpture commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks has been dedicated at Purdue University North Central in Westville.
 
The piece known as Lexeme VIII was unveiled Thursday and is a gift from artist Bill Barrett and his wife, Debora.
 
Campus Chancellor James Dworkin calls the sculpture a moving reminder of an event that must never be forgotten. The Times of Munster reports the sculpture will remain on permanent outdoor display on the campus about 25 miles west of Gary.
 
Barrett attended high school in South Bend and has a studio in New York City just 10 blocks from what is now known as Ground Zero. In the aftermath of the attacks, Barrett began a series of work he called Lexeme, which grew to 15 pieces.