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.