I AM STEEL STANDING
On 9/11, a huge 207 foot monument of steel that was defiantly still standing became a most profound inspirational symbol and message, proclaiming the awesome power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. First Responder and artist Anthony Whitaker relates that upon coming face to face with the ruin the physical essence of its presence was so powerful, it was as if he could hear the ruin speak, and this is what he heard, “I AM STEEL”, because that’s what it was. “I AM STANDING”, because that’s what it was doing, “I AM STEEL STANDING!!” cried out in his head. It literally seemed to call out its name, and identify itself by virtue of what it was, a 207 foot tall monolith of STEEL that was STANDING. I AM STEEL STANDING is a most original authentic powerful mantra and affirmation to inspire all people to overcome any obstacle that they may be confronted with.
The I AM STEEL STANDING facemask is an award winning design capturing Best Historical Mask out of thousands of contestants in the 2020 first ever Coney Island Mermaid Mask Contest in Brooklyn New York.