"America"
I have painted many emotional subjects over the years, but nothing has effected me like this. For several days following the disaster I could only watch the ghostly plumes of smoke rise from the punctured earth, where a symbol of Americas freedom once stood. My feelings of helplessness gave way to an inner strength that moved me to give something of myself, anything to help. I painted these paintings from the heart, to memorialize the victims and help them live on in history. Everything has changed since Sept. 11th, 2001.

~Linder

All of the first seven paintings in this series was auctioned. 100% of the proceeds was donated to charity to help the victims families of the September 11th 2001 Disaster. The remaining six paintings were held back for an International Exhibit in 2002, and are subsequently in private collections around the world.

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"Weeping Giant"

Number 1 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Salt of the Earth"

Number 2 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Allegiance"

Number 3 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Ascending Doves"

Number 4 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Angel of Mercy"

Number 5 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Memorial"

Number 6 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Amber Waves of Grain"

Number 7 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Fall"

Number 8 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Empty beds"

Number 9 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Unity"

Number 10 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Majestic Guardian"

Number 11 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"Liberty"

Number 12 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

"American Made"

Number 13 in a series.

Signed 2001, 20 x 24 Acrylic on hand stretched canvas.

Private collecton

This is a clipping of an article that ran in The Washington Post in December of 2001. Robert Atkins, is an art activist and critic who helped found 911 -- The September 11 Project.
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