Sunday, August 14, 2011

World Trade Center Tribute Poster

Here is an artist's tribute to September 11th. The poster depicts the Twin Towers filled with representation pictures of the victims, while their names fill the rest of the space surrounding the Towers. Here is an explanation from the artist's website:

World Trade Center 9/11/01-0151
Unframed. 80lb vellum vinish, acid-free, archival paper. A signed and limited edition (1-2000), this poster is a tribute to the people who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. When I watched the news reports of the terrorist attack I was stunned by the devastation, the fires, the confusion, the horror. As the days wore on and I walked the streets of New York I saw the photographs that had been tacked up on candle lit memorials, trees and telephone poles. Although the photographs were full of life, the awful truth was that everyone was dead. It is this profound loss of innocent lives and my own need to memorialize their lives rather than their deaths that moved me to create this poster. The buildings in the foreground are filled with representations of the faces of the men and women who had been in the buildings that fateful morning. In the background you can read the names of the men, women and children who were in the towers and in the planes that crashed into them and the gallant policemen and firemen who tried to save them. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a victims fund and other charities.


Annie Dulong said...

Did you see this one?

Leatherstocking Baseball League said...

Thanks for pointing this out. I am adding a bottle to my collection.