“Butterfly Prayer” / 72″ x 62″ / Latex On Canvas / Created September 11th, 2009
When I woke up today, I had no idea I was going to create this. It’s been 8 years and this is the first September 11th tribute I have ever done. As I watched CNN and most major news networks covering the memorials and honoring the many lives lost, I had a moment of inspiration came over me. The inspiration turned into a prayer, and the prayer turned into a painting.
I prayed that God would have had mercy on the innocent, and that when their time came, they just flew up to him where they belonged.
As much as I would want you to take in the actual painting, I’m more interested in you taking in the meaning. You can see more close ups of the painting below.[nggallery id=15]