Searching Through the Ashes

  • Searching Through the Ashes

    Searching Through the Ashes

    2001 September 11

    Searching Through the Ashes

    Painted in a three pane window sash of refinished pine, this reverse painting on glass is one of my 2001 September 11 series.  Please believe me when I say, it was not a fun or pleasant series to do, but one that I felt I had to do.  Yes, this particular event is over now, but should it be forgotten?  I don’t think so.  And where would one begin to. New York City I am sure was not the only place searching through the ashes.  Many good people answered the call on that fateful day.  In addition  to the first responders, the lives of the survivors of the victims have been forever changed.  It only took one late summer day for the face of the United States to change.  At one moment we thought we were somewhat at peace with the world, and the next, it was shattered.

    Many of the terrorists who participated in this attack were trained for it right here in this country.  And still there are those who want to welcome anyone who decides they want to be here without knowing why.  It must be great to have your head in the clouds, but really?  If we as citizens of the United States don’t look into this, I am afraid we may be searching through the ashes again.

    2001 September 11

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