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9/11

Hard to believe a decade has gone by.

A Note: the above drawing was made as part of the Prevailing Human Spirit exhibit which originated at the Society of Illustrators Museum and toured to the United Nations, The New-York Historical Society, The Huntington Museum and The Wethersfield Historical Society.  To help mark the 10th anniversary, the talented and altruistic illustrator Wendy Popp has produced a 100 page commemorative book containing images by Guy Billout, Cathie Bleck,  Peter de Seve, Milton Glaser, Rudy Gutierrez, Frances Jetter, Viktor Koen, William Low, Barbara Nessim, Tim O'Brien and others. All proceeds from this publication will go to funds supporting families still in recovery.

For additional information about ordering a copy please click here.

 

Added on 9/12:

I thought of this portrait when I watched Bush speak at the memorial yesterday. Nine months into the George W. Bush's first term, the tragedy of 9/11 occurred. I did this portrait then over a collage of newspaper clippings about the tragedy with the concept that events define the president. While I disagreed with the 43rd president on most issues and believe his political opponents were mostly justified in their criticism, to be fair, his presidency needs to be judged in the context of that event.

 

 

6 Comments
  1. September 9, 2011 -

    And it's still hard to believe. "We're all new yorkers."

  2. September 9, 2011 -

    I was jotting down notes for a post I want to write and I thought the exact same thing, Larry. It doesn't seem possible. Still very raw.

  3. September 10, 2011 -

    Wow, Larry! Is that your artwork here? It's beautiful. So moving. What a great cause.

  4. September 10, 2011 -

    Yes Sue. I am honored that my drawing was included in the book.

  5. Pat
    September 10, 2011 -

    Yes to all the comments and I will order on of the commemorative books.

  6. Carol
    September 22, 2011 -

    I think you're going to need your own book of illustrations and text chronicling events and people making news.