Another of the 2001 September 11 paintings, “Burning Towers” is a reverse painting on glass in a frame rather than a window sash. I used reds and blues with the white to create what I hope to convey as a patriotic feeling for the U.S. The colors are there to say, “Yes even through this terrible event, it is still our America.” and “This is still our land, no matter how you try to hurt us, we will persevere.”
Time has passed since 2001 September 11, and I hope that I am not alone in feeling pride in our country. I am not the only one in town flying the re white and blue colors, and may it remain that way for centuries yet to come. I firmly believe we are headed in the right direction with the outcome of the 2016 election of President Trump. Even though I thought it might require several decades to right our economy after the past administration, my mind has been changed, and I feel so much more hopeful. Butt there are those who would like to ignore our electorate system and put their own ‘preferred’ in place. It doesn’t matter to them that this goes against what our country was founded on. The unfortunate part is they at powerful enough to censor the voices they do not care to hear, such as that of Bill O’Reilly from Fox News. I am not an extroverted person, don’t see too many people in the course of a day, but I know for a fact that I’m not the only one who misses his presence.