Sunday, September 11, 2022

9/11: Just Under the Surface


Just Under the Surface
Watercolor, pencil, mixed media.

For so many, that bright, severe clear Tuesday 21 years ago is just under the surface.
It will always be just under the surface.

The clear blue of the skies of this painting, known as “severe clear”, an aviation term used by pilots to describe unlimited visibility, both above and below the horizon line, are constructed from the portraits of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
Number of NYPD officers: 23
Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
Number of WTC companies in the towers that lost people: 128
Number of employees who died in the North Tower: 1,462
Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 630
Number of people killed at the Pentagon: 125
Number of people killed on planes on 9/11: 246
Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658
Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115
Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609
Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051
Estimated injuries on 9/11: 6000
Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20%

It’s impossible to know how many lives have been lost in the years since the 9/11 attacks due to suicide, war, and medical complications. 21 years later, those numbers now dwarf the original death toll of that Tuesday in September 2001.

No day shall erase you from the memory of time. -Virgil

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Strong Storm Over Farmland | 09.04.2022


Strong Storm Over Farmland
| 09.04.2022
Halfmoon, New York 

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Troy Skyline (Looking North) Found Object Art

 

Troy Skyline (Looking North)
Line and Wash on a Book Page, Found Object Art

Description: Troy, NY: In the early morning hours of March 6th, 2021, the historic building that housed Hill's Stationery, and a handful of apartments, burned in spectacular fashion. The fire shot flames as high as 50 feet into the winter sky producing an orange glow that could be seen from all over the city, and the towns across the river.

The next day, I captured numerous images of the aftermath for a newswire service of an ice-encrusted shell of a building. The cars and trees on State Street were entombed in inches of ice and covered in soot.

The view from the parking garage behind Hill's is one of my favorites of the City of Troy. Over the years, I have captured it hundreds of times in all sorts of lighting and weather. In fact, there is a 22-foot version of one of those images in an office in Troy. On the parking deck, I found a few burnt pages from a book blowing in the cold breeze. The book was about Thomas Aquinas, and this particular page was about art and morality. I picked one up at the time knowing I would eventually make a piece of art of it.

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A Spirit and Her Two Shadows | 08.27.2022


A Spirit and Her Two Shadows
The Spirit of Life State, Congress Park
Saratoga Springs, New York

Daniel Chester French, 1914
French also designed the monumental statue of Abraham Lincoln (1920) in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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A Crack in the Sky | 08.26.2022


A Crack in the Sky | 08.26.2022
Malta, New York 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Here's Johnny | 08.16.2022


Here's Johnny! |
08.16.2022
Troy, New York 

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Judgement Hall of Pluto Cave | 07.31.2022


Underground Waterfall and Light Shaft
Judgement Hall of Pluto Cave
Lost River Gorge, Woodstock, New Hampshire

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Monday, July 25, 2022

When the Clouds Burn | 07.25.2022


Lightning Strike | 07.25.2022
Halfmoon, New York

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Back Lit Rain Shaft | 07.24.2022


Backlit Rain Shaft | 07.24.2022
Southern Saratoga County, New York 

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Jupiter Rising


Jupiter Rising 
American Museum of Natural History
Manhattan, New York 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Rice Building Blooms | Watercolor


Rice Building Blooms
Watercolor on Paper 
Troy, New York 

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Academy Park Fountain | Watercolor


Academy Park Fountain
Watercolor on Paper 
Albany, New York

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The Colors of Drought | Watercolor

The Colors of Drought 
Watercolor on Paper 
Halfmoon, New York 

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

The New Day | 06.28.2022


The New Day (Moses Statue) | 06.28.2022
Washington Park, Albany, New York 

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Nightlight | 06.14.2022


Nightlight | 06.2.22022
Full strawberry moon over the pine barrens of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.
Albany, New York 

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Black Label | 05.29.2022


 Black Label | 02.29.2022
Abandoned Homestead, Grafton, New York 

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Severe Storm Structure |05.15.2022



Storm Structure | 05.15.2022
Latham, New York 

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Severe Storm Circular Fish Eye | 05.15.2022


Severe Thunderstorm Captured with Circular Fish Eye | 05.15.2022
Latham, New York 

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Severe-warned Thunderstorm | 05.15.2022


Severe-warned Thunderstorm | 05.15.2022
Latham, New York 

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

After the Fire | 05.08.2022


Successional Growth After the Fire | 05.08.2022
Fiddlehead in a burned area of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

42 Howard Street | 05.04.2022


42 Howard Street | 05.04.2022
Albany, New York 

Note: 42 Howard Street (1903) by architect Charles Ogden, the original home of The American Home Telephone Company.

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Albany Sunrise | 05.03.2022


Albany Sunrise | 05.03.2022
Albany, New York 

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Pine Bush Fireground | 04.24.2022











After the Fire Series 
Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany, New York 

Wildfires are terrible, controlled burns are different and necessary for ridding a forest of dead leaves, tree limbs, and other debris. In fact, a prescribed burn can actually help prevent a destructive wildfire by removing fuels from the landscape. Controlled burns can also reduce insect populations and destroy invasive plants. And I have to admit, these places are fascinating for documenting the aftermath.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Protect Public Lands + Protect Public Waters Pine Flag

 



Protect Public Lands Pine Flag Design 

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Sunset Over the Adirondacks | 04.24.2022


Sunset Over the Adirondacks (from the Burlington, Vermont waterfront)
Burlington, Vermont 

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Monday, March 28, 2022

Behan Communications | What Caught Our Eye | 03.26.2022



Thanks to my friends at Behan Communications for featuring my image in this week's What Caught Our Eye. Their weekly dispatch is always an enjoyable recap of the happenings in our region. Behan Communications is a leading strategic public relations and crisis communications firm.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

96% Illumination | 03.16.2022


96% Illumination | 03.16.2022
Super Detail 30 Image Moon Composite

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Farm Truck Sunrise | 03.14.2022


Farm Truck Sunrise | 03.14.2022
Schaghticoke, New York 

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Pay It Forward Friday

Sincere thank you to Integra HR for the kind recognition! 

Behan Communications | What Caught Our Eye | 02.12.2022



Thanks to my friends at Behan Communications for featuring my image in this week's What Caught Our Eye. Their weekly dispatch is always an enjoyable recap of the happenings in our region. Behan Communications is a leading strategic public relations and crisis communications firm.

www.behancommunications.com

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Behan Communications | What Caught Our Eye | 02.05.2022

Thanks to my friends at Behan Communications for featuring my image in this week's What Caught Our Eye. Their weekly dispatch is always an enjoyable recap of the happenings in our region. Behan Communications is a leading strategic public relations and crisis communications firm.

www.behancommunications.com

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Behan Communications | What Caught Our Eye | 01.31.2022



Thanks to my friends at Behan Communications for featuring my image in this week's What Caught Our Eye. Their weekly dispatch is always an enjoyable recap of the happenings in our region. Behan Communications is a leading strategic public relations and crisis communications firm.

www.behancommunications.com

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Lake George Ice Fisherman | 01.22.2022


An Ice Fisherman walks across a frozen Lake George as snow squalls sweep across the Southern Adirondacks, 01.22.2022
Lake George Village, New York

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Moon over Prospect Mountain | 01.21.2022


Moon over Prospect Mountain | 01.21.2022
Lake George Village, New York 

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Ice Bubbles | 01.20.2022


Ice Bubbles | 01.20.2022
Geyser Creek, Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, New York 

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Below Zero Days and Empty Forests | 01.15.2022


Below Zero Days and Empty Forests | 01.15.2022
Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton, New York 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Ice Fingers | 01.15.2022


Ice Fingers Colored by the Sunrise | 01.15.2022 
Tomhannock Reservoir, Melrose, New York 

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Lake George Ice Castle Construction | 01.13.2022


Lake George Ice Castle Construction | 01.14.2022
Lake George Village, Lake George, New York 

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