This was the beginning of my artistic expression of my 9/11 experience, although I didn't know it at the time.

I drew this 'from life', at about 3 PM on what would later become '9/11', while I sat with my children and other Hoboken residents in Sinatra Park. It was my way of processing the enormous impact it was having on me. I decided to keep a written diary of the next week in the same sketchbook, no matter how difficult.

The diary resulted in my 'Comfort and Hope' project.

This was my first impression of what I saw the night of Friday, Sept 14, 2001.

This was my first impression of what I saw the night of Friday, Sept 14, 2001.

Comfort and Hope   Oil on Canvas   36" X 60"   2006

The final version of Comfort and Hope. Comfort refers to the US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which is seen arriving on the Hudson river. Three days after the attacks, there was still hope that there were going to be survivors.