The Hurricane Maria Memorial, recently opened to the public in New York, is also known as “My Cry into the World”. Designed by Puerto Rico-based architect Segundo Cardona and Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell, the glass spiral aims to be a symbol of resiliency for the Puerto Rican community.
Located on Chambers Street overlooking Rockefeller Park, a multicoloured glass curve will mimic both the spiral shape of a hurricane and a shell to represent protection against the elements.
The glass in this memorial uses Pulp Studio’s D2G process for ceramic application, and then is bent, tempered and laminated.
The memorial reflects and refracts multi-hued beams of sunlight and is crowned by the star of the Puerto Rican flag, emblematic of hope rising from devastation. The glass panels are painted by Martorell and include the poem, “Farewell from Welfare Island,” by Julia de Burgos, a Puerto Rican poet.