Read the inspiration and story behind this piece here
I'm excited to share my "New York Story" painting with you today. It's my favourite piece so far, not only because I enjoyed the technique and process, but also my emotional attachment to the story.
Technically, the work has its imperfections [mistakes], but I can improve on those in future pieces with a better understanding of my intentions.
The painting is 12x16 inches; I am itching to go bigger!
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
"Built in 1766, St Paul's Chapel is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan and remarkably, aside from some soot and dust, it was 'spared' in the 9/11 attack. It served as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers at the WTC site. For eight months, hundreds of volunteers worked twelve-hour shifts around the clock, serving meals, making beds, counselling and praying with fire fighters and rescue teams.
The church grounds also became the main spot for visitors to place impromptu memorials to the event and to those who lost their lives.
The pastor of the church said that one day a member of his congregation asked with some annoyance, "When are we going to be a proper church again?" To which the Pastor replied, "We've never been more of a church than we are right now".