Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Living in New York during September 11th changed my life. From my tiny apartment in the city I had a view of the World Trade Center Towers through my studio window about a mile away. I would marvel at the immensity of these buildings and the fact that they were built in the 1970's. I had just moved from Los Angeles, so there was nothing even close to that size.


From this window I could see everything. From the moment of impact on, nothing would be the same. The whole thing seemed surreal and for the first few days following this horrific event, I tried volunteering, giving blood and even set up an emergency contact website for people in the ground zero zone. After a few days of watching the horror on television I decided to paint, and give something back.


I was an artist on a mission. I didn't have a lot of money to donate so I decided to create a series of paintings celebrating America and what it stands for while mourning the loss of so many people. The paintings that I punched out were nothing like I've ever done before. Basically they were Americana with a modern twist.


I began with an even theme of 13 paintings symbolizing the original 13 colonies that formed America in the beginning. Eventually I would auction all the work and donate the money to charity as a way to give back. Below are those paintings.


Allegiance


Amber Waves of Grain


American Made


Angel of Mercy


Ascending Doves


Empty Beds


Fall


Liberty


Majestic Guardian


Memorial


Salt of the Earth


Unity


Weeping Giant


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