Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Moment In The Kitchen

I created this picture for a friend who asked if I'd make something he could give his wife for her birthday. We discussed various themes for the picture. Family pets and vacations seemed like a pretty safe bet. My only criteria was that the image tell a story (that's sort of my thing lately).

One story really stuck with me. It was a short account of his family's day in Washington D.C., during the events of September 11th, 2001. It concluded with a simple embrace in their kitchen.

We were both a little nervous about making a portrayal of such a dark day into a birthday present, but it seemed like one of those pictures that needed to be made. Here is the result.

I'm happy to report, she liked the picture.