NYFA MARK Alumni
Requiem for September 11
2002
silkscreen on organza
45 fabric banners, each banner 17' x 4'
Requiem for September 11th was my response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. As I read the sketches from the "Portrait of Grief" published in the New York Times, I cried and was saddened by so many lives cut short. I was struck by the youth of the victims and their apparent normalcy. These were not captains of industry, but ordinary people aspiring to the good life. What spoke to me most were the victims' faces, mostly smiling in snapshots of happy times.
This installation, was installed for the first time on the first anniversary at CEPA's Atrium Gallery at the Market Arcade in Buffalo, NY in 2002. In 2009 it was installed at the CAS Gallery at Kean University (Union, NJ).
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