Saturday, September 10, 2011

Colors of Agony

Ruth Ganley, an Interior Designer from Long Beach, California, asked several residents in her city and surrounding areas what colors they would use to describe 9/11. She says, "What I call 'Colors of Agony' were the most often chosen. Black symbolizes the dark day, ash gray represents steel and dust from The Towers, and fiery red describes the anger they felt as well as the blood spilled that day."

"I asked these same residents what colors they would use to describe the future of America. What I call 'Colors of Hope' were what they mentioned. Green for life and hope, white for moving forward, and American Flag Blue for freedom."

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of that fateful day in our country; we will probably all pause to remember those lost in the attacks. I hope we can visualize those colors of hope that Ruth mentioned.

I will be posting on these colors of agony and hope in the future. Fine artists' birthdays follow:

Valadon   Suzanne Valadon
September 23, 1865
2 Romare Bearden, 1911
3 Louis Sullivan, 1856
7 Grandma Moses, 1860
7 Jacob Lawrence, 1917
7 Leo Sewell, 1945
12 Ben Shahn, 1898
12 Richard Hunt, 1935
13 Robert Indiana, 1928
16 Jean Arp, 1886
20 Hughie Lee-Smith, 1915
22 Alma Thomas, 1891
22 Jesús Bautista Moroles, 1950
23 Suzanne Valadon, 1865
23 Paul Delvaux, 1897
23 Louise Nevelson, 1899
26 Théodore Géricault, 1791
28 Caravaggio, 1573
29 François Boucher, 1703

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