Sep 12, 2009


6 x 9"

Yesterday, of course, was 9/11. It’s one of those anniversaries comparable to the assassination of JFK, in that those who were old enough will never forget. We’ll remember the time of day, the place we were at and whom we were with. And I think it’s appropriate that we don’t forget. These are days in our history that changed who we are as a nation and the course of things to come.

And so, in remembering this frightful tragedy, I took my paints to a landmark that was likely to be remembering with me, the NC State Capitol. I was in Raleigh for the day and this was the place that came first to mind.

Artists do what they do for a multitude of reasons. We want to share the beauty of what we behold, we want to share an emotion, or we want to call attention to something or to memorialize it.

The figure to the left is a monument at the Capitol of Ensign Worth Bagley, a Raleigh native who was not only the first American naval officer killed in the Spanish-American War, he was the only. Here too, is art which purpose was to memorialize.

“Observance” is available for purchase in the Original Watercolors collection of

Worth Bagley sculpture: F.H. Packer

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