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canada goose coats on sale It was only after Stone sent a portfolio of his series “Seven Rising,” chronicling the construction of 7 World Trade Center, that canada goose clothing uk Silverstein canada goose factory outlet vancouver invited him to paint from the building. That move transformed Stone’s work. In part, canada goose outlet store new york that transformation was just physical: the paintings he has worked on from the 48th floor depict the view from above, rather than from below. But the real change is that his view of the construction of the World Trade Center Memorial and the new office tower rising is a decidedly encouraging one. canada goose coats on sale

uk canada goose “I’ve drawn great personal strength from working up here,” Stone official canada goose outlet told The Huffington Post. “Strength from the builders, from the planners, from just watching as this site gets reimagined. I really feel that I’m now in touch with the strength of this city and the resilience of its spirit.” uk canada goose

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canada goose store “They each make the other more powerful,” he added. “Todd has labored over these paintings and I think he’s just done a terrific job.” canada goose store

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canada goose clearance sale For now, though, as Silverstein prepares to lease the 48th floor and turn the art studio into offices, the much smaller pieces by Stone are just as powerful. They are, as the artist puts canada goose outlet online reviews it, “works of elegy, works canada goose outlet reviews of witness.” canada goose clearance sale.

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