oil on canvas, 78 x 48 inches
SEPTEMBER 29, 2001
"I witnessed the September 11th attack through the media, but, as I had lived in New York during my younger years, as an artist, I felt the tragedy deeply. As an American, my thoughts and emotions were on a previously un-imagined rollercoaster, trying to make sense of events; personally I worried about friends in New York whom I had not yet contacted. It had been a day to measure up to moments such as the attack on Pearl Harbor or the assasination of President Kennedy, for the collective American psyche . When I made this painting, two and a half weeks after that terrible morning, I was still in a sort of 'experiential shock'".