Steelroot sculpture series to open at the Arboretum

When the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 9/11, rubble fell near Manhattan's historic St. Paul's Chapel where George Washington once worshipped. No damage was done to the chapel; instead, an old sycamore tree took the blow, reported the Star Tribune.
Sculptor Steve Tobin paid tribute to that sycamore tree and 9/11 by creating a monumental 20-foot bronze casting of the tree's stump and roots. This sculpture, called the Trinity Root, is the only piece of art memorial on display near the site of the tragedy, reported the Star Tribune.
The project was a turning point in Tobin's life, as he felt he could no longer create another piece made from bronze that was comparable to the Trinity Root. He switched to steel and his style switched from naturalism to modernism, according to the Star Tribune.
As a result, a series of sculptures called Steelroots, will be on display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen starting Saturday, reported the Star Tribune.
Total, there will be 16 giant sculptures located throughout the Arboretum, reported the Chaska Herald.

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