Video: The making of a public sculpture

The making of: USC Shoah Foundation commissions a sculpture by Nicola Anthony | The story of Jona Goldrich

Remembering Our Father's Words by Nicola Anthony Stainless steel, 200 x 200 x 270cm, 2018

Remembering our father’s words is a public sculpture commissioned by Melinda Goldrich and gifted to USC Shoah Foundation, which was founded in 1994 by Steven Spielberg.

The sculpture unveiling in 2018 coincided with the dedication ceremony for the USC Shoah Foundation’s new home at Leavey Library at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The artwork features the life story of Jona Goldrich, a holocaust survivor who escaped from Poland during WW2. Jona’s testimony has been sculpted into an artwork.

Sculpturally, the autobiographical account takes on a form similar to that of a memory - we can delve in at any point, and sometimes one part of the story might obscure another. Reading an account as a physical form is akin to getting to know a person and their history: It takes time to really understand and unravel the complexities, you have to absorb it, gaze at it, and look from different angles.

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Visit it: The Leavey Library at University of Southern California in Los Angeles

This video was made by USCs Shoah Foundation and directed by Jeffrey Schneider.