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100 Stone: Rescuing the symbols of mental health issues

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A project highlighting mental illness was nearly destroyed on an Alaska beach Tuesday evening following high winds and waves.


Eighty-five statues made of concrete, burlap, plaster and straw were installed at Point Woronzof on Saturday. Known as 100 Stone, the project portrayed the struggle many face while living with mental health issues. Each statue was cast from an Alaskan who has suffered from a mental illness.


Artist Sarah Davies set up the statues to appear to walk into the icy waters of the inlet, but the waves came high up the shore and decimated many of them Tuesday night. Only 17 were left standing Wednesday afternoon, when a group of volunteers — many not affiliated with the project — arrived to help carefully move the statues to higher ground.


The statues will be reinstalled in time for the opening day, which is scheduled for Dec. 5.


The post 100 Stone: Rescuing the symbols of mental health issues appeared first on KTVA 11.



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