Created by: Mary T. Green from Folsom, LA
Title: “Words of the Aftermath”
Theme: Created as part of our 911 themed show
What is your artwork about?
In the center is a free-hand machine embroidered iconic picture of the ruins of the twin towers. Glow-in-the-dark thread was used so in darkness the image appears almost ghostly. Words are all around the image (drifting like the reams of paper floating down after the bombing). The words include feelings, vocabulary, and ideas expressed in the aftermath of 9-11. Many of the words were taken from the letter I wrote to myself one week after the tragedy. Some words are bold and others are faint in an effort to entice the viewer to look closely at the piece? Around the border of the quilt are the names of some of the victims: male and female, common and unusual, representing those who died in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, and across nationalities. It is quilted in a plain grid pattern designed to evoke strength.
It is simple, somber, and I hope powerful. It was a great honor to make this panel and I’m glad The Dream Rocket Project offered such a wonderful opportunity.
It is a pleasure to continue to see all of the new panels and watch as the panels travel around the country bringing the messages of the participants and the project to many people. And, as always, communicating with you is a joy.
Thanks for all you have done and continue to do.