Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 11, 2001

After the tragic events of that day, many artists felt a need to express their emotions with their art. I work from photos and there were so many to choose from - I wanted to draw something that said it all to me. As I flipped through the December issue of Reader's Digest, this photo of a NY firefighter caught my eye. Young, exhausted, walking towards the viewer with tears in his eyes, holding up the American flag found in the rubble of Ground Zero; this is what I had been looking for. I found the photographer was Pete Souza and through the generosity of the Chicago Tribune, obtained an 8 x 10 of this image. I thank both Mr. Souza and the Tribune for allowing me to use this. Now if only I could find the firefighter - I would love to give him a copy as I have giclee prints of this.