11 September 2012

September 11th Remembered through Art

My previous post includes images of paintings that I created shortly after September 11th, 2001. At that time, I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful woman from Texas who acquired several of my 9-11 paintings.  She was so moved by the artists who were creating artwork for charity that she, too, became involved. She worked with a local printer who donated his services to produce a September 11 Tribute Calendar.  I have prints of some of the other "Angels of America" artists and some other originals that I acquired during the 2001 charitable "Auctions for America". I thought that it would be nice to post a few of the other images here on the 10th Anniversary of September 11 as a way to remember the day through the eyes of fellow artists.  You'll see that each artist captures a feeling about that day in a different way.....many show pride and patriotism with an emphasis on the American flag, others show heartfelt condolences for the lives lost by their use of angels, hearts and candles.

As I said before: To those who lost their lives on this day 10 years ago, to the heroes who worked endlessly to search for survivors,  and to the families who lost loved ones - You are always in our hearts. Your loved ones may be gone, but they are certainly not forgotten. May we all remain United For Peace.

The work is signed "Among our gifts, our treasures shine! Thank you!" I think the signature is S. Bryser (sp?)

Print reads "Thanks for your Support! All the Best, Mel Clarkston"

"God Bless America" Ruth M. Lenz (sp?) 11/14/2001

Angel by Jill Tostengard 2001 (Love the Angel portrait on the back too! Thanks Jill!)

Portrait by Sheryl Dooley 2001

This was a small painting done on a piece of cardboard box. It was done October 23, 2001 by Troxell. I asked the artist to write a message on the back about the painting and their feelings about 9-11. It is nice to have this personal reflection on the date and the associated artwork.

Mary Hamilton, November 2001

"Morning Glory" by Catherin Darling Hostetter 2001

By Teresa Arbogast

Heroic Efforts" The Gathering by Sonya Paz 2001

Stronger than Ever by Steve Peters 2001 (Thanks Steve for the personal note on the back!)
Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears by KA Krig (sp?) Artist added "O beautiful for spacious skies ..."

This blog post was originally written on 9/11/2011 for the 10th year anniversary of 9-11.

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