Art From the Heart – An American Tapestry
Like everyone in America, we were traumatized by the horrendous terrorist attacks that happened on September 11, 2001. So we did a project to help alleviate some of our shared fears, sadness and anger. We went to New York and did a “Telling Stories Through Visuals” writing & drawing workshop with teenagers who attended a school near ground zero. We worked with construction workers and electricians who were at the World Trade Center when it was hit – men who lost co-workers. We also involved community members who watched from their windows when the planes crashed into the Twin Towers. In Miami, we did several workshops with youngsters who attended a Hebrew School and a Mosque School. On the first anniversary of 9/11, we exhibited several of the Tapestry panels in the windows of the Donnell Library across from the Museum of Modern Art.
After that day, I was scared to do anything. We have to show ID to go into big buildings or the library. Every time I go into the subway I feel scared because there might be a terrorist who would attack the train or put a bomb somewhere in the subway.