Lessons In History Series

"After Manet/ Bright Clear Morning"
Photo Serigraph
22" x 30"
This photo-serigraph is the first in the “Lessons In History” series, produced in 2003. In Manet’s 1873 painting entitled “Gare St. Lazare” (St. Lazarus train station) a full-orbed portrait of ‘domestic innocence’ depicts a mother and daughter waiting for their train. In my mind, I could easily imagine that several contemporary counterparts were on site in Battery Park when at 8:46 AM, September 11th, 2001, the first transcontinental jet liner, freshly-fueled in Boston, crashed into the upper twenty stories of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, NYC. Here we see a classic example of the destructive evil of modern terrorism which frequently attacks the innocent and the vulnerable.