Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tribute Art From the Heart

Tribute Art From the Heart

Today I'm unveiling a very special work of art. I've been painting this for a few weeks. It holds a very special meaning for my peeps so I wanted to get every brush stroke right. Tomorrow I hope to unveil a similar piece that likewise captures a feeling as much as an image.

Tomorrow, as I do every year on September 11, I will be posting about the attacks that took place on U.S. soil 15 years ago in 2001. This year once again, the post will rerun with new graphics for those who haven't read it. As you know, I'm not one for over-promoting or hyping my posts; but if you're a new reader of this blog, I highly recommend stopping by.

The piece I'm unveiling today is done using a technique aptly named Gloom, which perfectly captured what those in NYC were feeling as they watched the World Trade Center burn and then collapse taking with it thousands of innocent lives. It was a sunny day but a gloom settled over the city as people evacuated from tall skyscrapers that somehow didn't seem safe anymore. I hope this art piece reflects that feeling. My peeps were two of those affected that day. It's an image that once you've seen it, you can't "unsee" it. It's etched into your memory for life.

Tribute Art From the Heart

The art piece was created from a photo taken by TW at a local memorial.

If you'd like to see more Caturday art, click the link and check out the other kitties showing their artwork this weed. I'm sure they'll be some you'll really appreciate. Thanks to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for hosting the Caturday Art Blog Hop so I can mess around with Photoshop and all the cool online apps that are so easy a cat can do them.

21 comments:

Kitties Blue said...

C.K, this is a most amazing piece of art and a beautiful tribute to all who lost their lives and all affected by 911 and its aftermath. We remember and pray for all of them. Well done. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Mr Puddy said...

Miss C.K.,
That's fantastic art. Look like the work of Diego Rivera. But he never done a painting of cat but human.
Should be FRAMED !
xox

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human and I remember your humans' experience on 9-11. She had lots of friends living in the city that were impacted by it. It's a day most of us will never, ever forget.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

A piece of artwork that serves as an incredible reminder of the impact of that horrible day.

Brian said...

That is amazing and touching CK!

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for remembering, CK. We, too, will never forget.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK that is truly inspiring and amazing. Mom has been struck with the idea that since it has been 15 years and so much has changed that people will forget how horrifying an event this was to a certain generation of people. Our hope is that all Americans remember this day and reflect on it.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Such a touching tribute to a day we will never, ever forget.

The Florida Furkids said...

Excellent piece of artwork. It truly is a memory that is etched in our minds and hearts.

The Florida Furkids

The Menagerie Mom said...

CK, this is such a poignant piece. Thank you for helping us all to remember to honor those who lost their lives or were in any way affected by the tragedy of September 11th. We will of course be back tomorrow to participate in your touching tribute.

Marie Symeou said...

Such amazing and poignant art.

I remember that awful day, watching it on the news in the UK as it all unfolded. I could not believe what I was seeing. At first I thought it was an accident but then I saw the other plane. Horrible :(

Jean Neilson said...

A great tribute CK. Who could forget 9/11? It was the end of a more innocent time and a horrifying reminder of just how vulnerable each country is to terrorism.

Thank you for a very appropriate picture.

Jean

Jobi Harris said...

I still cannot stop crying my eyes out at word of this horrible tragedy. You have done a beautiful work of art!
I was living in Colorado but my sister in New Haven called me at work to let me know the news. After spending more than an hour down in the courtyard I knew I would not be OK to get some work done. New York City is my heart city.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is beautiful art to remember such a sad day.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's absolutely incredible CK, and perfectly evokes the feelings we all should have about that day.

The Island Cats said...

Wow, CK. You can really feel the sadness in your art. Such a sad day....

Tamago said...

Your art is very moving, CK. It was a horrible day that so many innocent people lost their precious lives. My heart goes out to all who were affected.

Caren Gittleman said...

That is beautiful CK, your 9/11 original post that you usually repeat each year, remains my favorite catchatwithcarenandcody

Anonymous said...

Very touching and heartfelt artwork, CK. Granny was in shock when she saw what has happened that day. It still breaks her heart knowing how many innocent lives were involved in the crime. Soft Pawkisses for the occasion <3

Three Chatty Cats said...

Very touching art, CK.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

BFGF, what ever did you and TW do to create such an incredible art piece? It is astonishing and provocative and special.