We were very excited to visit John Van Alstine’s Wells, New York studio on May 17, 2011. Nestled next to the Sacandaga River, he shares the sprawling historic old buildings and land with his girlfriend Caroline Ramersdorfer, also a world renowned sculptor.
John gave us a tour of his work space and showed us models for the Tempered by Memory 9/11 Memorial he was creating out of WTC Steel with Noah Savett.
Afterwards, we headed down with him to a meeting to finish up final plans for the May 18th press conference for Tempered by Memory.
Screen shots from the documentary, The Art of Memories, currently in production:
Sculptor John Van Alstine in his Wells, New York studio discussing Tempered by Memory.
John describes how the WTC Steel will be used in the 9/11 Memorial in Saratoga Springs, NY.
John shares his studio with sculptor Caroline Ramersdorfer. She just took off her goggles and you can still see the marks on her face as she took time off from sanding marble to speak with us.
At Noah Savett’s metal yard, everyone prepares for the Saratoga Arts Council’s press conference to be held the next day to reveal the WTC Steel to the public, even Thunder.
Thunder wants to be in all the photos.
With Thunder out of the picture, Photographer Lawrence White is able to take a publicity photo of sculptors John Van Alstine and Noah Savett in front of the WTC Steel that will be used in the Saratoga Springs, NY 9/11 Memorial.