September 11My second abstract painting
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.
Availability: For sale $1000.
The story behind September 11
At the time, I was primarily a photorealist painter – but only days before I had just finished my first abstract work of art. I realized there was real power in expressing emotion. I was feeling the horror very intensely of the terrorist attack – I wanted to show that disgust, shock, and horror that I felt.
One of the ideas behind this work is that I wanted to have juxtaposed beauty with ugliness. The beautiful, dynamic, and colorful background – which represents the happiness of all those people who were killed in the attack – has a final red layer – which is a singular and ugly contrast. On top, the red paint runs; it pools it reaches every part of the painting – it symbolizes the loss of life.
Those people were taken from their friends and families in an obscene act of violence. The painting’s subject is an incredibly challenging one. I hope I have done justice to the victims. And I also hope I have conveyed a sense of my anger at the senseless loss of life.
Please note: This painting is on the reverse of Fast beautiful dangerous. Buy this and you technically get two paintings.
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