New York City’s Fire Houses

Those  are New York City’s real fire houses, built in the 19th Century and still in use.  The drawings, Some with purple bunting as a sign of mourning, are in part my response to the attacks of September 11. .  Engine Co. 18 has sunflowers in the window–I later learned that sunflowers are a sign of respect.  Working on this series inspired in me a reflection on mourning and moving on; the importance of remembering our lost loved ones, but also carrying on with our lives and finding that we can again be open to joy.   New York City was so sad at that time, but there was little talk of revenge;  what I heard was everyone trying to help each other and support the rescuers.

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