Day 3:03 pm
As are some of my other 2001 September 11 paintings, this one was painted in a refinished window sash as it may have been viewed from inside a house or business place at the time of this tragic incident. Through the haze of the smoke and still floating debris, the EMT Crew in Washington reverse painting on glass of 2001 September 11 can be seen pulling together to save what they are able to, and set right what they can in this overly stressful situation.
I don’t have a lot of words to say about 911, but I do still have tears. No doubt that the men and women who are painted in this window will be haunted for the rest of their lives by it.
I did not even have the faintest plan of painting this awful time in American history until asked to by my son, who was at the Pentagon with the first responders and EMT crew in Washington at the time. I was reluctant even then to paint the rape in progress. But after I got started, I couldn’t stop until all of the pent up feelings had been brought to light in my reverse painting on glass. After working each day, I come home to paint at night, and there wasn’t a one that I didn’t cry while painting in the 2001 September 11 series, so, it’s safe to say that it isn’t about the money when you’re practicing an art form, it is truly so much more about coming to terms and the passion involved in doing so. It’s about conveying through abilities the things there are no words for, or any other way to make another person understand.
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