In memory of those who died 9-11 & since then


He was there by Arden von Haeger

"9-11: He was there" by Arden von Haeger

In the days following 9-11, the nightmare continued, even in our sleep. Some dreamed of towers falling again and again. I dreamed about the firefighters going up when others were coming down. About September 14 I began searching for an artist to paint a piece that would become Wineskins cover art for the Nov-Dec 2001 issue.

Artist Arden von Haeger and I began meeting, talking about what we as a collective were experiencing and what I was envisioning and the nightmare of 9-11. He sketched several pieces, and this is what he polished and we developed into the cover of the “9-11” issue. We completely changed what we were going to do for that issue. Can’t even remember what the plan was, but I think we just bumped everything up a notch.

We also have some posters of this that we’ve donated to firefighters and for fundraisers. It is the art without the Wineskins masthead and without the titling superimposed. If you’d like to use this for fundraising purposes, or to give to a firefighter or firehouse, or just purchase a poster, email me.

One comment on “In memory of those who died 9-11 & since then

  1. Greg,

    I would be interested in getting your thoughts on my most recent blog post. I feel as if in trying to communicate with culture we have really missed something. Maybe I’m wrong but it is something I would love to discuss with people like you whom I respect.

    Thanks.

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