Revelation (Bamiyan at Ground Zero)
June 2005-February 2007, oil on linen, 22”h x 36”w.
At the center of this landscape painting of lower Manhattan is the void of Ground Zero where the Twin Towers once stood. The bridge that traverses the site is one of the few surviving structures of that complex. Juxtaposed against this devastated landscape are the towering Buddhas once embedded in the Bamiyan landscape of Afghanistan destroyed by the Taliban six months before September 11th. The desecration of their spectral fragmented appearance fills the void.