America Series, 9/11 Never Forget!


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
24 x 30
2001
Private Collection


Amber Waves of Grain
24 x 30
2001
Private Collection


American Made
24 x 30
2001
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Angel of Mercy
24 x 30
2001
Private Collection


Ascending Doves
24 x 30
2001
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Empty Beds
24 x 30
2001
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Fall
24 x 30
2001
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Liberty
24 x 30
2001
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Majestic Guardian
24 x 30
2001
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Memorial
24 x 30
2001
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Salt of the Earth
24 x 30
2001
Private Collection


Unity
24 x 30
2001
Private Collection


Weeping Giant
24 x 30
2001
Private Collection