Descriptionanother in my 'Earth' series...this is New York City on September 11th...and yes, the smoke you see under the eye IS the actual towers burning.There were 2,974 fatalities, excluding the 19 hijackers: 246 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,603 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. An additional 24 people remain listed as missing. All of the fatalities in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon. More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Center. In 2007, the New York City medical examiner's office added Felicia Dunn-Jones to the official death toll from the September 11 attacks. Dunn-Jones died five months after 9/11 from a lung condition which was linked to exposure to dust during the collapse of the World Trade Center.NYC September 11th Image courtesy USGS Landsat 7 team, at the EROS Data Center...thank you for useand thank you to becky stock for the use of Goth Series 2
Day Seriani, Lancashire UK Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement i guess the first thing you'll notice is that my pieces are a little odd...or maybe another way to put it is "different". yes, i have done "normal" but right now, at this stage in my life i tend to do quirky.
some of the pieces may appear to be down right ugly to some people...but not to me. i love doing them, i love how they develop as i work on them, i love reading about each region...the history, the turmoil, the people, and the geography.
i would like to explain what these pieces are comprised of....most start off as NASA, Google Earth, or aerial photos....into, not on, not under, INTO these images i "paint" portraits. i can not and do not change the geography.
the faces in some of the portraits appear to be scarred or bruised or cut....these areas ARE the rivers and lakes and roads and mountains of that region....sometimes the actually "scarring" that mines and man have made on our planet.
some questions you may have:
*what are these portraits exactly? the originals are high quality, limited edition, signed prints.
*are these pieces for sale? yes, contact me or look on this site for available print sizes, prices, and shipping costs.
*what sizes are available? i can make these images to print any size.
*can i order a "custom" piece of a specific region? yes, i love doing custom pieces.
*can you do MY portrait into the piece? yes, contact me for specifics.
*how long will a custom piece take to complete? i work VERY quickly, contact me for more info.
*do the prints come framed or unframed? you can order prints only OR framed and matted. there are many framing options on this site.
*why do you do this kind of art? many reasons, i have an environmental science degree and a fine art degree.
i love science, this planet, and art. i try to combine those things into these pieces.