Sculpture remembering terrorist attacks erected in Brussels near EU

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 12, 2017, a hammer sits atop part of a sculpture of Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere at his studio in Florenville, Belgium.

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BRUSSELS -- An artist has installed a memorial metal sculpture near the European Union headquarters to mark the recent terror attacks in Europe and Africa and will unveil it on the first anniversary of the March 22 Brussels attacks. 

The sculpture by Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere, titled “Wounded But Still Standing in Front of the Inconceivable,” was constructed from a pair of steel slabs raised skyward in an expression of hope. 


Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere, center, overseas the installation of his his new sculpture in the EU quarter of Brussels on Monday, March 13, 2017

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On March 22, 2016, 32 people were killed in separate attacks on the Brussels airport and subway. 

Compere’s work seeks to honor the victims of other mass attacks that have shaken Europe and Africa, including the ones in Paris and Nice, France; Bamako, Mali and Sousse, Tunisia during the past two years.