oil on panel, 18 x 18 inches
SEPTEMBER 12, 2001
"On the morning of the twelfth, newspapers were sold out early. For some reason the New York Times was not available in my town till late in the morning, no one knew why, and this along with the mass failing of the cell-phone system the day before, was cause for frightening speculation... Anyhow, every publication had the same image on it's cover. This was a photo of the explosion resulting from the second plane's collision, with the second tower. Inside were photos of the different buildings falling and of the destruction, both in New York and in Washington. But the photo of the explosion was impossible for me to get over, along with the idea of the resulting human suffering. I painted the second of the 'burning skulls' ".