This is probably my only recent piece which could be construed as having a political message. However, there are no politics here. The attack on the World Trade Center was an event that will be a scar on my memory for the rest of my life. It has been pointed out to me that this piece attempts to make a statement about that event. The Statue of Liberty wearing 3D glasses could represent the “realer than real” view she had of the mayhem that day or that the US government was blind to the possibility of an attack of that kind. The inclusion of the Twin Towers could be representative of the event in which they were destroyed. The sun has a design similar to Japan’s Rising Sun Flag which was flown during WWII and may hint at the parallels which could be drawn between 9/11 and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Of course, none of these assumptions are true. I painted this because I thought it would look cool. This piece proves that people read way too much into art.