48" x 60"
oil on canvas

I wanted to acknowledge today's 7th anniversary by posting this painting I did in February, 2002. It's a large painting with two important details you may not see well. First, there is a smudge of smoke on the horizon representing the World Trade Center. Second, the figure in the foreground is a U.S. soldier in deep shadow and you may not make out the equipment on his back. I chose the Oklahoma prairie as the setting.

I sold this painting to architect Fred Hackl and it was the beginning of many commissions he had me paint for his house in Michigan.

I was devastated by the attack and it took me awhile to attempt a painting that captured the sadness and pride I felt that lonely day in September, 2001.

Comments (4)


Thanks for reminding the readers of this site. I will link to your post when I publish my 9/11 post on EGO. I wrote a post titled "Remember September 11 2001" last year.

Best Premises,

Martin Lindeskog - American in Spirit.
Gothenburg, Sweden.



Tom Wms.:

Only one word can describe what you have done here:


I'm glad you got it. I was going for a heart-tugging piece without the frothy extras. Good on ya.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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