|Project by cathyb||posted 1226 days ago||1631 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
Long story short, when that United flight from Boston slammed into the World Trade Towers almost nine years ago, I had a good day because I had changed my ticket a week before and I wasn’t on that flight after all. Even so, I still imagine that I was on the plane and how I would have reacted to leaving my son and family behind. Strange…...
I worked my way through the anguish (that I shared collectively with the Nation) by carving-that’s all I could do.
I carved these images, the towers going down, a man in shock on this knees, two women crying, the candlelight vigil, and a woman smelling a flower at a funeral. I built a case to to display images and the names of everyone who died on that day. It took a full year to get the list and a week for me to compile the names to fit on my piece. I had all those names engraved onto the panels of silky oak. I donated this piece to the City of Honolulu.
I recently paid a photographer to take photos of this work for my album. After all this time, it still makes me cry to look at it, but I thought I’d share it with you all. Enjoy….....
-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com