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ground zero (or) mortification

ground zero / mortification, mixed media painting on a previously-used (by another artist) canvas. created in 2002. 60"w x 48"h.

 

This painting commemorates the falling of the twin towers on September 2001. Upon visiting ground zero a few months after the disaster, I was very moved by the energy of the area, using US flags that I painted on and later assembled in this painting, which was painted on a previously used canvas that I purchased from another artist, who had abandonned painting and sold me all her old used canvases. You can also see a contact sheet of photos taken by my husband of our visit, showing lots of scenes of the area including lots of commemorative notes and art and flowers. Also included is a photo of the Twin Towers, taken the last time I saw them in person, only a few months before they fell. They were in a fog and we could only see the bottom half of the towers... very eery.

 

*Exhibited at Salon d’automne International des Beaux-arts de Montreal,

World Beat Center, 3rd edition 2002, group show.

 

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Taken on September 11, 2005