HEROIC HERALD of 9/11
ROMAN NUMERALS ARE USED TO MARK DATES IN A FORMAL, DIGNIFIED MANNER.
INSCRIBING THE DATE OF 9/11 AS “IX XI” IN THIS SERIES OF ARTWORKS IS MY WAY OF CREATING A REGAL REMEMBERANCE OF THE SORROWFUL EVENTS OF THAT DAY.
I BELIEVE THAT THE PURITY OF THIS PALINDROME UNITES BEAUTY AND HISTORY.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 WAS A DAY THAT REPLACED OUR PARADIGM, AND AFFECTED ME PERSONALLY VERY DEEPLY.
Shattered was my heart on that terrorist day
Nightmares haunted my dreams and days
Floods of interrogations rushed in
Why eternal violence around the world?
Is orient waxing? Is occident waning?
Am I guilty? Have I been my ‘brother’s keeper’?
How to heal the planet and my fractured heart?
It has been 10 years since the event, my heart has mended.
To be grateful for what remains
To look at tomorrow with wonder eyes, as a child
To forgive, to love unconditionally
To embellish the world; America the beautiful
To connect truth and beauty
To cherish the good will of mankind everywhere.
To give a peaceful, noble, regal tribute is my intention in creating this roman numerical marking of time
- Ultra Violet, 2011