Never before has The Guardians: Hero statue, in Manhattan, represented more than it does today. Its presence and stature in what is the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic, reminds us that humanity can overcome and persevere. Built out of white Carrara marble, natural, from the earth, with unique characteristics and imperfections, like all of us, it will endure. Despite Hero’s fragmented composition, its silhouette is an unmistakable homage to Michelangelo’s original work. Embedded stainless steel rods act as human bone structure to give it stability and strength. At the same time, artistically, natural light provides a unique perspective from all angles at various times of the day. A collection of many independent and unique parts, thoughtfully integrated to work as one, result in an enduring reflection of ourselves, today more than ever.