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Claim: Ice sculpture depicts an angel leaning on the shoulder of an exhausted New York City firefighter.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Origins: Yes, these photographs of an ice sculpture depicting an angel leaning on the shoulder of a tired New York firefighter clutching a U.S. flag are real. The sculpture was crafted by Darlene Racicot of Ontario, Canada, to pay tribute to the courage of New York emergency workers for their actions following the
In an interesting twist, Ms. Racicot drew her inspiration from a photograph that had been altered:
How did the artist responsible for such an outpouring of appreciation get her inspiration? It started as it has grown, with anThe tremendous positive reaction to
"It was so touching — it really moved me when I saw the picture. I thought maybe it would have the same impact on people if I did it three dimensionally"
"I've had phone calls like you wouldn't believe, people bringing me things like gift certificates and baking. Everybody who came here to look at it knocked on my door to say how moved and touched they were.Additional information:
"I was overwhelmed — I really didn't think it was going to have that much of an impact. I was happy it did, but it was unbelievable."
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