I’m starting on a new healing project. A friend and her daughter are starting a new project. The story goes like this:
My friend’s daughter was giving riding lessons to a young girl named Jessica. Unfortunately, she was killed in the Newtown, CT massacre. So, in her memory, we are raising funds to give riding lessons to underprivelidged children. So, “Cloud Over Greenwich” will have it’s title changed to “Jessica’s Home”. We will be offering full-sized prints. When this becomes available, I will post a link.
Meant also to say that the 5×7 inch version of Freedom Tower is available on Ebay.
I’ve gotten the foreground of “Freedom Tower” pretty much done. I may go back and look at it with a fresh, but I think that’s it.
While I was doing this, it occurred to me that visual arts are a lot like music. You’ve got compositions, rhythms, and harmonies. I tried, here, to get a lively harmony and rhythm going.
As for healing art, maybe this piece is for me. I was not directly affected by 9/11, except for being a New Yorker. Some people lost loved ones and friends, some people’s health was horribly affected by the smoke at Ground Zero, but all of us in New York felt something. In the morning, I’d wake up thinking I had a nightmare, only to realize that the nightmare was true.
So, it’s very hopeful and healing to see the Freedom Tower rising on the horizon.
Here’s the stage where I am in doing the large version of “Freedom Tower”. As I usually find, when you translate something small into something much larger, you run into difficulties in detail and composition. Here I’m finding I need more trees to fill up the foreground.