To Reflect and To Heal - 7/20 Memorial / by Marci Blumberg


On Saturday, August 26, 2017 the 7/20 Memorial Foundation of Aurora, Colorado announced Douwe as the selected artist for the honor of creating the centerpiece sculpture to be installed in the Reflection Memorial Garden located on the grounds of the Aurora Municipal Center.  As Douwe stated during the announcement, "That night people from all over the country - all walks of life, ethnice and racial background - were all caught up in a whirlwind,"..."I wanted to represent that, but to create a sense of sereniyt and healing.  Ten to 20 years from now, when the memorial has faded from public consciousness, people will still appreciate this work and come here to reflect and heal."