Saturday, September 10, 2011

9-11 World Trade Center Collages

World Trade Center
8x10" collage
A week after 9-11-2002 I participated in a collage workshop at Sitka Center on the Oregon Coast. I was still reeling from the enormity of the terrorist attacks, from the images I had seen on my television; I think of nothing else, so three of the first pieces I made that week referenced the events.

I used one of my "writing that can't be read" sheets as the background, to represent the debris-filled skies. A striped paper referenced the walls of the World Trade Center, standing and falling. Bingo cards referred to the numbers of the floor and to elevators. And of course, there's the fire and the smoke, and the pain of loss.


  1. These are very compelling tributes to the events of that time, the feelings we were experiencing and loss.

  2. You were there, my friend... at the workshop, I mean. What a good week that was in many ways.

  3. They are beautiful, and very telling

  4. These are pretty powerful collages.. the red says it all..

  5. Emotions were high and came out in the work like seldom happens. My regret is that I didn’t make them larger but I worked with what I had.
    Thank you for your comments.

  6. Super responses. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Those are suitably somber yet vivid. Nice job of abstracting the horrible images but keeping the horror.

  8. wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Birthday Jo! Hope you have a great day!

  9. Your images bring it back in a serious but artful way. I felt called to do something with my art around this time too. Thank you for sharing. Such a pivotal event was bound to inspire art.


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