There is beauty from a horrific event like the attacks on 9/11/2001 in New York City. There are areas for us to go mourn the loss of our loved ones and our security.
I love going to New York because it stimulates my brain to be more creative. As I walk thru the streets I can’t help notice all the tributes to 9/11. The memorial is by far my favorite place to stop and reflect. Here I am and I know how in just an instant everything changed. My heart weeps for all of us as I see the beauty in the way the artist chose to represent the tragedy.
This memorial is an active sight where people stop to pay their respects to those who lost their lives here. These artists used water and steel to represent a vision of absence. These two pools are surrounded by falling water and trees from all sides.
I see the water reflecting the sky which gives me hope for the future. These two large pools of water that flows to pits represent hearts that are damaged by a hole that will always remain. Most of all I see the beauty in this composition. The artist designed the space with dignity leaving the names of this tragedy unforgettable.
Beauty from pain is what I feel in these photographs
Michael Arad and Peter Walker designers along with a great team created this beautiful memorial. Photographs by Debra DeHoff